Despite officials’ claims, DC hasn’t reached universal pre-K

Just a few years after setting a goal of “universal” pre-kindergarten, DC education officials claim they reached it. But many parents are still getting turned away at their local schools. Do we really have universal pre-K? [Greater Greater Washington]


Wodatch is executive director of D.C.’s Two Rivers Public Charter School, where a recent project by second-grade students is helping to shape a Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum exhibit. [Washington Examiner]

Henderson: Dealing with ‘contentious’ demands

Perhaps being away from D.C. and among friends and colleagues made Chancellor Kaya Henderson feel comfortable enough to strip some of the official varnish off of her comments. The venue was last month’sNewSchools Venture Fund-Aspen Institute Summit in San Francisco, the annual invitation-only gathering of top-tier funders, thinkers and practitioners in the movement to overhaul public education [Washington Post]

Using technology to get children comfortable with other people and cultures

Critics have long argued about the downside of today’s cyber-technology. They say that because of it we isolate ourselves from one another and forget how to interact with each other. Yet, at César Chavez Prep Charter School in Washington, D.C., teachers and administrators have embraced technology that it makes those arguments moot. [Latina Lista]

Metro changing name of red line station near Gallaudet University in Washington

Metro is changing the name of one of the stations on the red line.Metro officials, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and others will gather Wednesday morning to change the name of the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U station. [Washington Post]

Teachers’ Lounge: The Renaissance Man

In the Teachers’ Lounge today, meet Dwight Davis, who has been teaching in the Washington, D.C. public schools for seven years. Dwight currently teaches fifth grade at Wheatley Education Campus, and is a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow. [Huffington Post]

DC Youth Take on Global Development

Program Places Public High School Students in World Bank Summer Internships [The Sacramento Bee]

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