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

The Fight For Ivy City

Ivy City

Cross-Posted From Street Sense Written by Eric Falquero Three children race through the intersection of Providence and Capitol streets NE. Two kids ride scooters and one is on a bike. An oncoming taxi stops short. Danger seen, crisis averted. But traffic pollution poses a more insidious threat to neighborhood health, local activists say. And it is proving harder to […] . . . → Read More: The Fight For Ivy City

Stop DC Public School Closures

Stop DC School Closures

For those of us who follow the debate over school reform/school closings in the District of Columbia, the story of River Terrace Elementary School is not unfamiliar. In December of 2010, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson proposed that the school be closed due to under-enrollment. In January, a meeting was held at River Terrace Elementary to discuss […] . . . → Read More: Stop DC Public School Closures

News Round Up: School Closings Lawsuit

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

For Ivy City, The Plan Isn’t Paranoia

Washington Post Image of Busses Parked Across the Street from Crummell School.

Cross-Posted from the Washington Post By Courtland Milloy, Published: December 11 Back in the 1970s, many low-income black D.C. residents began expressing fears that a nefarious scheme was afoot to push them out of the city. They called it “The Plan.” And they were all but laughed out of the city for sounding so paranoid. But, […] . . . → Read More: For Ivy City, The Plan Isn’t Paranoia