The Empower DC Community Hour

Hello all you folks out there in radio land. Empower DC’s Grassroots Media Project has just started producing an hour long program on We Act Radio 1480 AM airing out of Anacostia. The show which we’re calling The Empower DC Community Hour is part of We Act Radio’s Live Wire series. It airs live on […] . . . → Read More: The Empower DC Community Hour

Stand Up for DC’s Neighborhood Schools

Students and Parents Protest the Demolition of Bruce Monroe Elementary

School officials certainly make a show of being willing to ask; they even appear to listen. At a public hearing about the proposed closing of River Terrace back in November, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said, “if every community had this level of engagement, DCPS would be the best school district in the country.” […] . . . → Read More: Stand Up for DC’s Neighborhood Schools

What Do Bruce Monroe Elementary School & the Takoma Educational Campus Have In Common?

Takoma Educational Campus after the Rehabilitation

Both schools have been considered under-enrolled, yet one was demolished and the other completely refurbished. William Jordan, a member of the list serve Concerned for DCPS has some theories as to why. I’ve reprinted them below because I think they are worthy of your consideration. Posted on the Concerned For DCPS List Serve on January 5, […] . . . → Read More: What Do Bruce Monroe Elementary School & the Takoma Educational Campus Have In Common?

Bruce Monroe at Parkview: A Story of Promises Unfulfilled

In 2010, during Michelle Rhee’s tenure as DCPS school chancellor, the District government promised the parents, students and staff of Bruce Monroe Elementary School as well as the surrounding community that if they tore the building down they would rebuild the school on the same spot. Long story short, the building is down but the […] . . . → Read More: Bruce Monroe at Parkview: A Story of Promises Unfulfilled

Who Decides the Fate of Bruce Monroe Elementary School?

Bruce Monroe Developer's Meeting

Have you ever heard the phrase, “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu?” The Parents and Friends of Bruce Monroe Elementary School thought they were at the table when former School Chancellor Michelle Rhee and soon to be former Mayor Adrian Fenty promised that the school would be rebuilt by the fall […] . . . → Read More: Who Decides the Fate of Bruce Monroe Elementary School?