What’s Not Said: Hearings & Budgets

In the swirl of upcoming performance oversight hearings (see the list below and this site's calendar) and council actions regarding our public schools, what’s notable is what’s not being said. For one, the mayor has just requested for DCPS buildings a lot of reprogramming of money originally slated for other uses--to the tune of $54 million. The … Continue reading What’s Not Said: Hearings & Budgets

Better School Quality Measures–And Hearings

Herein a rundown of events on the horizon: DCPS calendar feedback: DCPS is soliciting feedback on calendar proposals. See here for more information. School will start August 26 (traditional calendar) or August 12 (extended year calendar). OSSE school report card feedback: The office of the state superintendent of education (OSSE) would like your thoughts on … Continue reading Better School Quality Measures–And Hearings

Prediction: Erecting Roadblocks To Educating Our Kids Will Not End Well

As with the revelation last week that DCPS is not providing required science and social studies at some of its middle schools, yesterday's City Paper investigation about generally unregulated interim education providers was met with a lot of silence from city education leaders. The City Paper report detailed how a 5th grade child with special needs, … Continue reading Prediction: Erecting Roadblocks To Educating Our Kids Will Not End Well