- Obama plans $1B effort to build “Master Teacher Corps” of elite math, science teachers
- Are DC schools good enough?
- Washington Latin charter expected to move into old D.C. school building
(AP) WASHINGTON – The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.
Many younger residents moved to the District in the last 10-plus years, thanks to a resurgent demand for urban living and policies that encouraged residential growth. For many at or nearing the age of having children, one question above all determines whether they will remain in DC or decamp to suburbs: are the schools good enough for my child?
Washington Latin Public Charter School, a standout in the city’s independent public education sector, would move into a shuttered D.C. public school building in Petworth under a deal city officials proposed this week.