- Pinder Named 2012 DCPS Principal of the Year
- A new school year at the new Anacostia
- Schools dilemma for gentrifiers: Keep their kids urban, or move to suburbia?
- DC students test ‘Teach to One’ learning system
- DC on spending freeze in face of fed spending slowdown
- DC Council considers giving state education board more control over personnel …
- To Shut Down Or Invest More In Failing Schools?
- DC may break Obama’s health care pledge
- Seven States and DC Named to School Health “Honor Roll”
A new school year at the new Anacostia
The catalyst was a partnership, started three years ago, between District of Columbia Public Schools and Friendship Public Charter School, an African-American-led D.C. education provider. Born out of a community service nonprofit, Friendship educates …
Schools dilemma for gentrifiers: Keep their kids urban, or move to suburbia?
One solution is public charter schools, which now educate 41 percent of D.C. public school children, Petrilli said. Enrollment is not based by neighborhood; charter schools draw students from across the city.
Put nearly 200 preteens in one large classroom space and expect each of them, with the help of laptops and a few teachers, to learn math at his or her own pace. But that arrangement is at the core of a new instructional approach that one of the District’s lowest-performing middle schools adopted this fall.
DC on spending freeze in face of fed spending slowdown
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is freezing city workers’s salaries and hiring for another year in preparation for an expected federal spending slowdown in 2013 that economists say could send a shockwave through the region’s economy.
DC Council considers giving state education board more control over personnel …
Washington Post (blog)
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has called a hearing tomorrow on legislation that would give the District’s State Board of Education a little more control over its own affairs. The bill, sponsored by Mendelson and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) would …
To Shut Down Or Invest More In Failing Schools?
As D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee fired more than 200 teachers who she said were underperforming. Miami-Dade school district’s Alberto Carvalho has pushed for federal money to help poor-performing schools. Both join host Michel Martin
DC may break Obama’s health care pledge
Unless the D.C. Council and Mayor Vincent Gray act to intervene, a startling and drastic change in health insurance regulations approved last week by an appointed city board is now looming for a large number of D.C. residents and those who work in …
Seven States and DC Named to School Health “Honor Roll”
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 — Most States Lag on Policies to Protect Kids with Asthma and Allergies at School. WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — PRNewswire-USNewswire – Dealing with asthma and allergies in the school setting