SHORT READS: FRIDAY AUGUST 10

  • Barras: D.C. needs real parent power in education reform
  • Special Education Services After High School Uncoordinated, Unmonitored, GAO Finds
  • D.C. Gave Away 200,000 Condoms at Public High Schools Last Year–16 Per Student

 

Barras: D.C. needs real parent power in education reform

The American Enterprise Institute recently released two important reports by Patrick McGuinn and Andrew P. Kelly. In “Parent Power, Grass-Roots Activism and K-12 Education Reform,” the authors examine what existing organizations are doing to pull parents into the public policy debate reshaping America’s education system. They also discuss the hurdles to real and authentic organizing while advocating a greater overall investment in this area.

Special Education Services After High School Uncoordinated, Unmonitored, GAO Finds

Thirty-six hours after Marlyn Wells gave birth to Anna, she learned her daughter had Down syndrome. Just a few years later, the family started talking about Anna’s career. In pre-school, Anna had said she wanted to be a “fire truck” when she grew up.

D.C. Gave Away 200,000 Condoms at Public High Schools Last Year–16 Per Student

The Washington, D.C. Department of Health gave away 200,000 condoms at public high schools last year, according to department communications director Najma Roberts.

 

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