Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Kidnapping (Stays DC Charter Real Estate Ventures)

In a charter board meeting on October 28 filled with incredible events, perhaps the most incredible was when the charter board did not even let a kidnapping from the Rocketship school where they were meeting slow down their approval for a new Rocketship campus in Ward 5. In the first (and at the time only) … Continue reading Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Kidnapping (Stays DC Charter Real Estate Ventures)

Fields Of (Broken) Dreams: Jelleff & Ellington

For hours on October 21, supporters of Maret--the private school with whom DC’s department of parks and recreation (DPR) recently signed a 9-year extension of a previous 10-year, exclusive use agreement for prime hour use of the publicly owned field Jelleff--testified to the DC council about the brutal way in which their school had been … Continue reading Fields Of (Broken) Dreams: Jelleff & Ellington

Let’s Be Clear: DC Teacher Retention Isn’t Just A Problem. It’s A Crisis.

This Wednesday evening, October 23, at 5:30 pm, the DC state board of education (SBOE), DC’s only elected body with a direct (if relatively powerless) voice on our schools, will take public testimony on teacher retention in DC’s publicly funded schools. (See more information here.) While public voice is sorely needed in every conversation about … Continue reading Let’s Be Clear: DC Teacher Retention Isn’t Just A Problem. It’s A Crisis.

Moving The Needle Together On DCPS’s Computer Challenges

[Ed. Note: This blog post is an update of one written by Grace Hu in July 2018 on technology challenges in DCPS. A Ward 6 parent who serves on the Amidon-Bowen Local School Advisory Team, Hu is also the founder of Digital Equity in DC Education, a volunteer coalition of DCPS parents dedicated to closing … Continue reading Moving The Needle Together On DCPS’s Computer Challenges

The Time To Call The Council For Transparency In Our Schools Is NOW

[Ed. Note: The following call to action is from Cathy Reilly, one of the organizers of C4DC, a coalition of ward-based education councils and education organizations dedicated to the support of DCPS. The call is to ensure that in the school budgeting transparency bill (0239) being marked-up by our city council right now and voted … Continue reading The Time To Call The Council For Transparency In Our Schools Is NOW