[Emilie Cassou is a DCPS elementary school parent and a sustainable food systems specialist. As she details here, she and other DCPS parents are leading an effort to get healthier food served to DCPS students.] By Emilie Cassou DCPS prides itself in having some of the best nutritional standards in the country. Reading about how … Continue reading A School Food Opportunity Too Good To Waste
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)
and, despite the fact that the meeting is not listed on the city’s public calendar, it is listed on the chancellor selection website as occurring tomorrow, Tuesday October 9, between 4 and 6 pm, Department of Employment Services, 4058 Minnesota Ave NE, in the community room. Tomorrow’s meeting of the chancellor selection panel is, in fact, … Continue reading The Chancellor Selection Panel Meets Tomorrow, October 9
Starting next week, the office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) will hold public meetings to update the public on the Master Facilities Plan (MFP): Tuesday, October 9th, 6:30 PM Roosevelt High School 4301 13th St NW Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 PM Woodridge Neighborhood Library 1801 Hamlin St NE Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 AM … Continue reading New MFP Feedback Sessions (Now With FOIA Responses–Kinda)
The other day, the Post ran a column on Paul Kihn, the new appointee for deputy mayor for education (DME). The title of the piece was “D.C. Mayor Bowser sends an odd message with her pick for new deputy for education.” But the choice of Kihn--an education reformer and private school parent--to head up a … Continue reading Speaking Of Odd–Or Is The Word “Conflicted”?
now more than ever: Tomorrow evening, Friday September 28, a local nonprofit called The Story of Our Schools will hold a fundraiser (6:30-10 pm, The Loft, 600 F St. NW). The group works with students to research the story behind their own DC public schools. The students then create permanent exhibits in their school showcasing … Continue reading Because We All Need A Good Story
Besides a host of legislation relating to DC’s publicly funded schools being introduced last week, September is gearing up to be quite the month for DC education issues. --On September 18, the city council held a roundtable hearing on independent educational research in DC--specifically outlining the contrast between the council’s effort to have an independent … Continue reading September 2018: Recess Is (Really) Over