- EDELIN: Level playing field for D.C. charter schools
- DCPS to refer truant students to child-protective services
- Five Steps to De-Stressing for Urban Teachers
- Year-Round And Traditional Schools Elicit Debate
- New CPS Budget: Teachers Boo New Spending Plan During Public Hearing
This summer, as school sports teams train for the upcoming fall season, public charter school students will have the opportunity to compete in citywide championship games in football, boys and girls basketball, and indoor track. Even with this change, because their public schools lack the facilities necessary, many students in the District of Columbia are denied the benefits of competitive sports. Anyone who grew up with access to school sports will be shocked by this situation.
DC Public Schools is planning to combat its persistent truancy problem by strictly enforcing for the first time a law requiring principals to refer the parents of frequently absent students to child-protective services, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said Thursday.
No doubt, teaching in urban schools can wear you down. I can’t even tell you how many times I have sat in my classroom and cried, cursed, or just stared at my bulletin boards that needed updating, paralyzed and practically drooling on myself from exhaustion, frustration, or anger.
NEW YORK — By the time summer’s over, many families can’t wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over “summer slide” – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.
Teachers and community school activists did not respond well to the 2012-13 Chicago Public Schools budget proposal outlined at a public hearing Wednesday, which includes emptying the district’s cash reserve fund and radically reducing teacher raises for next year.