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“When we have principals who are not letting kids back into school, what are we doing with those principals? It’s not my place to try to get someone fired, but someone has to hold our school staff accountable whenever children are kept from learning.” --Ombudsman for Public Education Joyanna Smith, about minute 54 of the … Continue reading No Comment

Call Tomorrow for At Risk Issues and School Facilities

Tomorrow, Friday April 14, two new working groups of the cross sector task force will be meeting via phone to discuss at risk issues and school facilities. You can call in to hear the hour-long discussions (but not participate): At risk issues working group: 11 am Facilities working group: 12:30 pm Conference call number: 515-604-9300 … Continue reading Call Tomorrow for At Risk Issues and School Facilities

Protecting DC’s Immigrant Students

So, this is happening now, at DC’s public schools: --Parents threatened with deportation. --Parents late to pick up kids because of immigration officials at their door. --Immigration officials visiting metro stations during school drop off and pick up. --Student attendance dropping as a result of fear. As you may recall, in February Teaching for Change … Continue reading Protecting DC’s Immigrant Students