The message is that the D.C. City Council is not trying to judge our community. It's not trying to make this a moral issue. I think they're being very open with the equality.

It was January before she was really starting to feel comfortable with what we were doing. She literally played all five positions, wherever she was needed.

One of her teachers said she was one of the brightest students she'd had in 20 years. She was so strong in math and science. She excelled.

She spoke what I call survival English. She spoke it well enough that she could communicate all she needed or wanted.

Principals are getting good feedback from across the community.