This Is What Democracy Doesn’t Look Like: Banneker/Shaw Edition

At last week’s November 15 council hearing, on the plan to build a new Banneker high school at the site of the closed Shaw Junior High, dozens of public witnesses testified, advocating for either Banneker or a Shaw middle school of right on the site. But after more than four hours of their testimony, it … Continue reading This Is What Democracy Doesn’t Look Like: Banneker/Shaw Edition

Cross Sector Task Force Releases Report; Members Resign

Into the deep well of overlooked news dumped on a Friday evening before a long holiday weekend, the office of the deputy mayor for education (DME) this past Friday released its report on the work of 2+ years of the cross sector task force (CSTF). The somewhat triumphant press release avoids discussing the group's failures, while … Continue reading Cross Sector Task Force Releases Report; Members Resign

DFER DC’s IEC: Pulling Away In 2018

How much money have you--as a parent, teacher, or student in DC’s publicly funded schools--given to political causes around public education in 2018: $5? $50? $500? $5000? How much money did your spouse/parents/children/relatives give? How much money did any union at your public school give? It is not easy to know all these answers--but chances … Continue reading DFER DC’s IEC: Pulling Away In 2018

November 1: Accountability Day For Safer DC Schools

Next Thursday November 1, the DC city council will hold several education-related hearings whose common theme is improving student safety in and around our schools. Sexual Assault and Abuse At 10 am on November 1, the council’s education committee is holding a hearing on two bills, introduced in September, that would require schools to adopt … Continue reading November 1: Accountability Day For Safer DC Schools

Hear State Board Of Education Candidates Tomorrow Night, October 25

The DC Education Coalition for Change (DECC) is sponsoring a question and answer session for state board of education candidates tomorrow evening, Thursday October 25 at the Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th St NW. From 6 pm-7:15 pm that evening, the organization will discuss education issues and ratify its 2019 agenda. After that, starting … Continue reading Hear State Board Of Education Candidates Tomorrow Night, October 25