What Is The Plan For Banneker High School’s Current Building? (Or, Conflicts Of Interest And “The Middle School Program”)

Back in January, I made several FOIA requests of DC government agencies for information about future plans for the building currently occupied by DCPS’s Banneker high school, on Euclid Street. I did this because the plan to re-locate the school to the site of the closed Shaw junior high never mentioned what would become of … Continue reading What Is The Plan For Banneker High School’s Current Building? (Or, Conflicts Of Interest And “The Middle School Program”)

The Urgency Of Childhood Trauma & School-Based Mental Health Programs

[Ed. Note: Every day at Anacostia High School, social worker Nathan Luecking is on the front lines of treating trauma caused by community violence that is, sadly, a common experience for many children in DC. The mental health supports that Luecking and other social workers provide in our schools are both necessary to help our … Continue reading The Urgency Of Childhood Trauma & School-Based Mental Health Programs

Want To Help DC Public Education & Kids In Less Than 5 Minutes? Let’s Get Started!

Here are five actions [3/22: and 1 more added today! See below.] that you can do--most in less than 5 minutes--to help public education and students in DC in some way. 1. Call council chair Phil Mendelson and education committee chair David Grosso and tell them that the newly introduced school transparency bill needs a hearing … Continue reading Want To Help DC Public Education & Kids In Less Than 5 Minutes? Let’s Get Started!