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07/31/2017

By Alejandra Matos

July 29, 2017

More than a quarter of D.C. Public Schools have had at least three principals since August 2012, a pattern of upheaval that worries parents and teachers who say constant change in leadership can generate instability, inhibit trust and stall academic progress.

Read more: http://wapo.st/2vfJ1Rx

07/31/2017

By Rob Samuelson

July 28, 2017

Quick: Name all of the male educators of color you had growing up. Having trouble coming up with any? You’re not alone.

Only 2 percent of teachers in the United States are Black men. Hispanic men make up the same percentage of the teaching force.

This lack of diversity is a big problem.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2hh7ZuD

07/31/2017

By Education Cities

July 28, 2017

Education Cities just released a new report detailing different pathways that can lead to the increase of high-quality seats across the nation. Read the report to learn more about the six different pathways and how they can help improve public schools

Read more: http://bit.ly/2veb30s

07/31/2017

By Sarah Yatsko

July 27, 2017

07/31/2017

By Kellye Lynn

July 26, 2017

Public school students from Washington, D.C. made a recent trip to China to see Bao Bao the panda.

Watch the WJLA spotlight on the trip here: http://bit.ly/2u5Blgw.

07/31/2017

By Kate McGee

July 26, 2017

Of D.C. public and charter school students, 26 percent are considered chronically absent. They’ve missed more than 10 days of school in a single year, according to data from 2015-2016. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s office is trying to put a spotlight on this issue with the Every Day Counts! Campaign.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2v13ZUA

07/31/2017

By Paige Kowalski

July 24, 2017

It’s clear from the plans being submitted in response to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that many states are seeking to set big goals for their students. The intention to see significant increases in the performance of English language learners is commendable, and the long-term goal that significant portions of citizens have postsecondary degrees and credentials is game-changing.

07/31/2017

By Monica Disare

July 21, 2017

New York charter networks may soon be able to use alternative educator-certification methods they say work better than master’s degrees.

Read more: http://theatln.tc/2uisH1E

07/31/2017

By Alejandra Matos

July 20, 2017

D.C. Council member David Grosso, chairman of the Education Committee, said he plans to introduce legislation to reduce student suspensions and ensure that schools are accurately tracking the number of students barred from class for disciplinary problems.

Read more: http://wapo.st/2uJdBD2

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