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.

07/21/2015
 
by Dirk Tilotson
July 21, 2015
 
Some time ago, I enrolled a foster child at a charter school whom I’ll call Keasha. She needed a good school, smaller and more personalized.
 
 
Brushing aside my lack of legal authority, we asked the receptionist for an application.
07/21/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
July 21, 2015
 
Generally speaking, higher test scores at a DC Public School elementary school correlate with higher housing costs. But there are a few "bargain" neighborhoods, and one outlier school that's surrounded by pricey housing despite low scores.
07/21/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
July 21, 2015
 
Location, academics and reputation are the strongest factors motivating parents to choose a D.C.
07/20/2015
 
by Rachel Sadon 
July 20, 2015
 
 
Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop has supported hundreds of incarcerated D.C. youth—and now, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Aspen Institute, the organization is expanding to four new cities.
 
Youth participating in the program meet for a weekly book club and write poetry.
07/20/2015
 
by Hillary Kelly
July 20, 2015
 
The District of Columbia’s Office of Revenue Analysis (DCORA) released new findings today that show how the median cost of a three-bedroom home in Washington correlates to median test scores at the new elementary school attendance zones for District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), which go into effect in fall 2015. The findings are daunting for anyone in Washington who has small children or is considering starting a family.
07/20/2015
 
by Susan Svrluga
July 22, 2015
 
No one said this was an easy issue. As people considered a bill from D.C.
07/17/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
July 17, 2015 
 
This year, the architects of the rebuilt Dunbar High School announced that the building was one of the greenest new schools in the world, equipped with a geothermal heating and cooling system aided by wells extending 460 feet below the athletic fields and enough solar panels to power all classroom lights for eight hours on a sunny day.
 
07/16/2015
 
by Lauren Camera 
July 16, 2015
 
For the first time since 2001, the U.S.
07/16/2015
 
by Debra Bruno
July 16, 2015
 
Success, it turns out, is quiet. It’s a sunny and warm spring Thursday at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Anacostia, one of the poorest areas of Washington, D.C. The halls are hushed, and students walk by wearing maroon polo shirts embroidered with the school name. They smile and greet teachers respectfully.
07/15/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
July 15, 2015
 
At a time of alleged cost overruns and mismanagement on school construction projects and delays in long-promised renovations, does it make sense to spend $28 million to reopen a dilapidated DC Public School?
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