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

State Board Candidates In Their Own Words (Hard Cash And Hard Drink Edition)

So, in the wake of Post revelations (see here and here) that candidates for the elected state board of education are raising record amounts of money (hmm: why EVER is this rush of money happening?!? Oh, that’s why), local (and unpaid volunteer) education advocacy group C4DC has published answers that candidates provided to questions from … Continue reading State Board Candidates In Their Own Words (Hard Cash And Hard Drink Edition)