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’?

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

Report: DCPS Scores Have Not Improved With Reforms

Cross-Posted from The Examiner Written by Lisa Gartner Third-graders in DC Public Schools have failed to show any gains in math or reading since aggressive school reforms began in 2007, according to an independent analysis of the city’s standardized test scores. The report, to be released Monday by the nonprofit DC Action for Children, also suggests the city’s […] . . . → Read More: Report: DCPS Scores Have Not Improved With Reforms

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

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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?

Who Decides the Fate of Bruce Monroe Elementary School?

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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?