Well, DCPS Parents, Better Join The Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet…

and not just because the deadline to sign up has been extended to this Friday, July 7, at midnight. (Sign-up is here, and more information is here.) First, a little information: The DCPS chancellor’s parent cabinet is an advisory body for the chancellor on a number of topics. It is forming anew for the 2017-18 … Continue reading Well, DCPS Parents, Better Join The Chancellor’s Parent Cabinet…

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)