Cross-Posted from GFBrandenburg’s Blog The results may surprise you. To answer this question, I used some recent data. I just found out that the DC City Council has begun requiring that schools enumerate the number of students who are officially At-Risk. They define this as students who are “homeless, in the District’s foster care system, qualify for Temporary […] . . . → Read More: How Well Are Charter Schools in DC Educating Students Who Are Officially At-Risk?
Several conclusions have been brought to the public view to why students specifically in DC public schools are dropping out. This problem has become an obvious and almost unavoidable factor mainly in the districts public highs schools. The issue is disturbing and draws the attention of almost everyone, some who wish the crisis would fade, […] . . . → Read More: Disparity in DC Public Schools
The previous post, entitled “A Lesson in Systematic Racism: Stand Your Ground, the NRA, and the American Legislative Council (ALEC),” examined the connection between the untimely death of Trayvon Martin and the powerful lobbying groups that made laws like “Stand Your Ground” possible. This post expands on the previous one by highlighting ALEC’s connection to […] . . . → Read More: A Lesson in Systemic Racism, Part II: ALEC, School Closures, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Although the injunction that would have stopped the closing of 15 DC Public Schools was denied and we’re still waiting to find out the date for the hearing that will decide the actual merits of the case, it might make sense to remind ourselves of the events that led to the lawsuit in the first […] . . . → Read More: Events Leading Up To DC Public School Closings Lawsuit
Last week, the DC City Council’s new Education Committee met for the first time. Inside the hearing room, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson was defensive, while outside Empower DC announces a lawsuit that would block Henderson’s plan to close 15 DC public schools. Below is a brief round up of the news from that day. It […] . . . → Read More: News Round Up: School Closings Lawsuit