New Home For Top DC School

Benjamin Banneker Academic High School will be moved to a vacant space in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. Council members made the decision in a 7-to-6 vote on Tuesday. The top-performing high school serves mostly black and Hispanic students. The news comes after residents in the Shaw area were fighting to reserve the space to resurrect a stand-alone middle school. Mayor Muriel Bowser says the move will allow the Banneker’s enrollment to increase by 300 students.