The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) has worked with J.C. Nalle Elementary in Ward 7 for many years, supporting students and families with initiatives that include afterschool and Saturday programs. One major challenge is the condition of Nalle’s 60-year-old building, which NCCF says is in dire need of a facelift. It’s also not due for any modernization work until next year at the earliest, according to the school system’s 2010 Master Facilities Plan.

A few months ago, some Nalle students wrote about the school’s conditions in letters to Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D). They were never answered, The Post’s Bill Turque reports over at D.C. Schools Insider.

Read the full post here.