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’?

OSSE & SBE Oversight Hearings

In Kaya Henderson’s State of the Schools Address in September 2014, she declared that DC Public Schools “will become the best school system in the country, where everyone in this room would be proud to send their child to any school in this city. We’re aiming for great schools, with a variety of engaging academic […] . . . → Read More: OSSE & SBE Oversight Hearings

Key Elements of School Closure Lawsuit Move Forward

Empower DC Attorney Johnny Barnes

Posted on behalf of Empower DC Case Brought by Empower DC Alleges Discriminatory Impact of School Closures, Group Granted Discovery as Litigation Continues Yesterday, Federal Court Judge James Boasberg found that plaintiffs have established sufficient facts to allow the bulk of their case alleging discrimination in the city’s pattern of public school closures to move forward. The […] . . . → Read More: Key Elements of School Closure Lawsuit Move Forward

Events Leading Up To DC Public School Closings Lawsuit

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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

Judge Rules on School Closings Lawsuit

Education Town Hall with Johnny Barnes

Last week, Empower DC and a number of DC Public School parents went to court to plead for an injunction to keep 15 more schools from being closed under Mayor Vince Gray and Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s consolidation plan. According to Johnny Barnes, the lead attorney in the case, the case includes four complaints: 1) The school […] . . . → Read More: Judge Rules on School Closings Lawsuit