WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Cardozo High School Getting $100M Facelift

Play associated audio
Construction will begin December in a $100 million project to overhaul Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34014696@N03/5347916029/
Construction will begin December in a $100 million project to overhaul Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C.

With its gothic-style exterior and views that overlook much of Washington, Cardozo High School is one of D.C.’s oldest and most recognizable high-schools. In fact, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But city leaders say it’s time to transform the 95-year-old high-school into a state-of-the-art facility.

"To me, it levels the playing field – all right, because our students have been deprived of a first-class education, facility-wise," says Frazer O'Leary, a long-time teacher and coach at Cardozo.

The planned upgrades include a new cafeteria and regulation-size gymnasium.

The modernization effort is expected to cost more than $100 million. Construction will begin in December and is scheduled to be wrap up by August 2013.

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
WAMU 88.5

Why Local Nonprofits Haven't Fixed Poverty

As long as there has been poverty, there have been people trying to end it. We explore the obstacles and inefficiencies local nonprofits run into when trying to solve society's stubborn problem.

WAMU 88.5

Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.