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Parent You Should Know: Christine Goerke Legendary soprano plays the title role in Washington National Opera’s production of R. Strauss’ Elektra this November…and depends on her teen girls to help her keep it real.

Christine Goerke is among the world’s leading opera singers. Her powerhouse performances have earned critical acclaim across the globe. This November, D.C.-area audiences will have the good fortune to experience Goerke’s “dramatic intensity” (New York Times) as she performs the title role of Richard Strauss’ Elektra with the Washington National …

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My Turn: What is “Shadow Education”? And does my child need it?

You may have come across the term “shadow education” while researching tutoring options for your child or while flipping through an education magazine, but what does it mean exactly? Shadow education is frequently used to describe private, supplementary tutoring aimed at improving student academic performance in various subjects. The term …

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