Morning Rundown

Councilman Allen Joins Rally Against Exelon-Pepco Merger — Councilman Charles Allen of Ward 6 spoke out against the proposed merger of Pepco and Chicago-based energy company Exelon at a rally yesterday. [Washington Post]

Navy Yard Elementary School Looks to Deter Graffiti With New Mural — Eagle Academy Public Charter School hopes that new mural on a frequently-tagged wall of the school will deter vandals. [WJLA]

Eastern High School Football Team Hopes to Prove Themselves Tonight Against Wilson — The Eastern High School Ramblers hope that tonight’s game against Wilson will give them a chance to prove they’re still an elite team, despite their 1-2 record this season. [Washington Post]

Capitol Hill Area to Host Several Pop-Up Parks Tomorrow — Several parking spaces in the Capitol Hill area will turn into mini pop-up parks tomorrow as park of the District’s annual PARK(ing) Day. [Hill Now]


Eagle Academy Public Charter School at Capitol Riverfront (Photo via Eagle Academy Public Charter School)A public charter school in Navy Yard has appointed a new leader.

Royston Maxwell Lyttle, a school administrator, is the new principal of Eagle Academy Public Charter School at Capitol Riverfront, the school announced last week. Lyttle has worked for the school since 2006.

In addition to its Capitol Riverfront campus at 1017 New Jersey Ave. SE, Eagle Academy has a location in Congress Heights. Both of the campuses serve students in preschool to third grade.

Lyttle has held positions including summer school principal, vice principal and interim principal at Eagle Academy.

He succeeds Nicole Walker, who served as principal at the Capitol Riverfront campus for two years.

Lyttle wasn’t immediately available to comment. But a news release issued by Eagle Academy said he “strongly believes that all students should be provided a high quality education and all students can learn at high rates no matter their social or economic background.”

Photo via Eagle Academy Public Charter School


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