DEPOSITIONS BEGIN IN DC SCHOOL CLOSURES CASE

Kaya and Michelle

Posted on behalf of Empower DC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 10, 2014 CONTACT: Parisa Norouzi, Empower DC (202) 234-9119 x 100 DEPOSITIONS BEGIN IN DC SCHOOL CLOSURES CASE Chancellor among key government witnesses to be deposed, public invited to submit questions Depositions of key government officials have begun in the case against the closure of DC public schools. The […] . . . → Read More: DEPOSITIONS BEGIN IN DC SCHOOL CLOSURES CASE

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

D.C. School Closures Likely to Spark Interest From Commercial Real Estate Industry

Cross-posted from the Washington Post By Jonathan O’Connell For all the difficulty and anguish of closing under-utilized public schools, the process is likely to prompt excitement from at least one constituency in the city: real estate developers. When Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced in 2007 that they would try to […] . . . → Read More: D.C. School Closures Likely to Spark Interest From Commercial Real Estate Industry

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

Southeast Residents Rally to Keep Schools Open

Ward 8 State Board of Education Representative Trayon White at Save Our Schools Rally.

Cross-Posted from The Washington Informer Written by Dorothy Rowley A cadre of parents, teachers and community leaders recently gathered on the grounds of a Southeast elementary school to protest a controversial proposal by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to shutter several neighborhood schools. During a Dec. 13 rally at Malcolm X Elementary School in Anacostia, the […] . . . → Read More: Southeast Residents Rally to Keep Schools Open