DC School Reform Now is educating, organizing and advocating to build support for public education strategies that prepare kids to become college and career ready.

12/02/2014

by Sarah Anne Hughes
December 2, 2014 

A recent column written by Jay Matthews and published by the Washington Post put forth a question with heavy implications from a retired DC public school teacher: Are charter lotteries really random?

12/02/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
December 2, 2014

12/01/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
November 6, 2014  

The children assembled in H.D. Cooke Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday morning were greeted in Thai as well as English.

“Good morning! . . . Sa-wad-dee kah!” said Saroj Thanasunti, minister and deputy chief of mission at the Thai Embassy. He asked the DC students whether they had visited his country. When no hands went up, he offered a few quick facts: Thailand is in Asia. The head of state is a king. And the national animal is an elephant.

11/09/2014

by Nick Anderson
November 9, 2014

On an ordinary day, Lourdes Hernandez and her DC classmates in Advanced Placement English literature would have devoted these 85 minutes to analyzing “Wuthering Heights.”

But they set aside Emily Bronte’s 19th-century novel one morning last week at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, instead spending precious class time on an urgent task: applying to college.

11/08/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
November 8, 2014

The DC public school system is poised to dramatically expand its science, technology, engineering and math offerings, thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from Lockheed Martin. The Bethesda-based global security and aerospace company announced Friday that it has committed $6 million to Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit STEM curriculum provider, to train teachers and build programs in urban school districts, starting with DC Public Schools.

11/07/2014

by Natalie Wexler
November 7, 2014

Mayoral control of DC's schools may have speeded reform, but many residents feel they have less input into education decisions than they used to, according to a new report. The report also found that people are worried charter school growth is threatening the stability of DC Public Schools.

11/06/2014

by Krissah Thompson
November 6, 2014  

11/06/2014

by Natalie Wexler  
November 6, 2014

The DC Public School system has released a detailed plan for implemen­ting the new boundaries and feeder patterns adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray. While the plan answers a lot of questions, one big one is still open: Will Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser scrap the whole thing and start over again as she has promised?

11/06/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
November 6, 2014  

The children assembled in H.D. Cooke Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday morning were greeted in Thai as well as English.

“Good morning! . . . Sa-wad-dee kah!” said Saroj Thanasunti, minister and deputy chief of mission at the Thai Embassy. He asked the DC students whether they had visited his country. When no hands went up, he offered a few quick facts: Thailand is in Asia. The head of state is a king. And the national animal is an elephant.

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