See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

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Cross-Post from The Fight Back written by Pete Tucker This is the first in a three-part series on Kaya Henderson’s time atop DCPS. After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson is calling it quits Friday. According to the Washington Post, her biggest booster, Henderson is leaving behind a “legacy of progress.” Not everyone agrees. Before ascending […] . . . → Read More: See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

Changing the Rules on Graduation Requirements

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DC “State” Board of Education has proposed changing the rules for District of Columbia Graduates. Rather than taking all the courses required to get their degree, students could simply pass the right tests and get their degree. With the exception of testing out of math and language courses, many educators think this is a bad idea. The following two articles, taken from the March Citizen Reader, published by highlight the details. . . . → Read More: Changing the Rules on Graduation Requirements

D.C. Public Schools 2015 Year In Review

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2015 was a revealing year in D.C. Public School governance. Grassroots DC education contributor Sarah Livingston gives us a rundown. . . . → Read More: D.C. Public Schools 2015 Year In Review

A Short History of D.C. Public Schools

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How DCPS went from a system segregated by race and controlled by an appointed board of trustees, to a system segregated by traditional public schools and charters, controlled by the mayor. . . . → Read More: A Short History of D.C. Public Schools

Town Hall Meetings on DC Public Schools by Ward

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When our elected officials ask for our input, we should give it to them. So if you have time, please join Councilmember Grosso for community town hall events between June 16 and July 11, 2015. The Councilmember will hold a meeting in each Ward to hear from residents, parents, students, and education stakeholders about public […] . . . → Read More: Town Hall Meetings on DC Public Schools by Ward