Privilege, Wealth, & The New Digital Equity Fund

On Tuesday this past week, Mayor Bowser announced that “DC education leaders” were launching a new “digital equity fund.” A “collaboration” between private organization Education Forward DC, the DC Public Education Fund (the private fundraising arm of DCPS), and the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the fund is intended to increase access to the internet and … Continue reading Privilege, Wealth, & The New Digital Equity Fund

Destroying The Public Trust: FOIA In DC Charter Schools Edition

As awful as it is to see a DC public school closed and students and staff blamed for its poor attendance, low test scores, and declining enrollment without any blame attached to the people actually responsible for the school's divestment that resulted in just those conditions, such blatant disrespect for the public (i.e., you), and the public trust, … Continue reading Destroying The Public Trust: FOIA In DC Charter Schools Edition

Reasons Why DCPS Should Support, Not Close, Washington Met

[Ed. Note: Tomorrow, Tuesday February 4 at 11 am, the DC city council votes on emergency legislation (introduced by at large council member Robert White, along with Ward 1 council member Brianne Nadeau and Ward 8 council member Trayon White) to stop the closure of one of DCPS's alternative high schools, Washington Metropolitan. The following helpful synopsis … Continue reading Reasons Why DCPS Should Support, Not Close, Washington Met