Budget Oversight Time (>4000 New School Seats Edition)

Once again, it’s almost spring and that means money--or rather, the money that our public schools need and are not getting. Below is a list of budget hearings for DC’s various education agencies before our city council. Sign up and more information are available here. All hearings are at our city hall, the Wilson Bldg., at … Continue reading Budget Oversight Time (>4000 New School Seats Edition)

Hallowed Hallways Or Halfway House? Law Or Lawless? Fun With School Facilities! (Secret Edition)

At the end of February, the Post ran a story on a light industrial building at 3400 New York Avenue NE being used as a halfway house. Now, this has really nothing to do with our public schools, right? Wrong! In November 2018, an apparently well-connected group made a deal with Douglas Development, the building's … Continue reading Hallowed Hallways Or Halfway House? Law Or Lawless? Fun With School Facilities! (Secret Edition)

What They Said: DCPS Chancellor Nomination

During the final public hearing/roundtable of the council for chancellor nominee Lewis Ferebee on February 12, so many public witnesses testified about what they hoped for (or disliked about) DCPS itself that after almost 3 hours of public testimony, with almost 2 hours yet to go, education committee chair David Grosso noted petulantly that it … Continue reading What They Said: DCPS Chancellor Nomination

What’s Not Said: Hearings & Budgets

In the swirl of upcoming performance oversight hearings (see the list below and this site's calendar) and council actions regarding our public schools, what’s notable is what’s not being said. For one, the mayor has just requested for DCPS buildings a lot of reprogramming of money originally slated for other uses--to the tune of $54 million. The … Continue reading What’s Not Said: Hearings & Budgets