Public Meetings On School Health Professionals

The DC Department of Behavioral Health and Department of Health are holding several public meetings this month on proposed new staffing of school health professionals starting next school year (SY 17-18). The meetings are as follows, starting tomorrow: --Thursday, June 8, 6 pm, Shaw Library, WTD Meeting Room, 1630 7th St. NW --Wednesday, June 14, … Continue reading Public Meetings On School Health Professionals

When School Choice Isn’t About OUR Choice (Or, Why We Need An Audit Of The Lottery)

In the wake of the DCPS lottery scandal, and local as well as national politicians’ embrace of school choice, it seems fitting to examine school choice in DC. This year, as in years past, about 20,000 students participated in the annual lottery for DC's public schools. There are about 90,000 public school students in DC, … Continue reading When School Choice Isn’t About OUR Choice (Or, Why We Need An Audit Of The Lottery)

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[Below is a letter sent to Mayor Bowser, and copied to DCPS Chancellor Wilson, the deputy mayor for education, and council members on the education committee, from public education advocate Peter MacPherson, May 21, 2017] Dear Mayor Bowser: This weekend I took one of my bi-weekly sojourns to Georgetown so I could view the pace of … Continue reading No Comment