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On the BUS: Education and the Selma Anniversary, Cuomo’s NY Proposals, and More

NOTICE: DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS IN DC, THE BUS SHOW SCHEDULED FOR FEB 26 MUST BE POSTPONED. APOLOGIES. CHECK BACK for RESCHEDULING DETAILS. Education was a key issue in the Civil Rights Movement of which the Selma Bridge Crossing was a part. Jesse Turner, Connecticut teacher active in Save Our Schools and BATS, joins the…

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Judi Jones, candidate for Ward 4 City Council seat, talks education

The District of Columbia needs a vision that integrates school and neighborhood development needs, says Judi Jones, candidate for the Ward 4 seat on DC’s City Council. Full discussion, Track 3 here — Ms. Jones is a native Washingtonian with two Masters degrees in International Business and CISS and 20+ years as a high school…

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On-Ramp to Living Wage, Further Education: Academy of Hope for Adults

The Academy of Hope has been providing adult education in the District of Columbia for 30 years. Just last year, the Academy became a public charter school. The Academy joins ten others in the District, which has become a national leader in charter schools for adults. On February 12, the Academy’s CEO, Lecester Johnson, joins…

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#MS2protest: Communication and Curriculum at Howard University Middle School

The Education Town Hall offers the latest on the controversy at Howard University Middle School for Mathematics and Science — known as “(MS)2 [MS-squared]” — and a discussion of underlying issues. Guests: Akosua Ali, president of the local chapter of the NAACP, which gives particular focus to supporting STEM education for minority students and is…

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Education and Ward 8: Eugene Kinlow

Eugene Kinlow discusses education and his bid for the DC City Council’s Ward 8 seat on the third anniversary Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd. “I’m a hard grader,” says Kinlow, declaring that mayoral control “fails,” while the DCPS Chancellor “passes.” He adds that DC schools have done well in updating facilities but not on…

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Black History and the School-to-Prison Pipeline at Howard University Middle School?

Were disputes about how to teach Black History behind firing of three Social Studies teachers and one additional resignation at a charter school with a deep connection to a HBCU [historically black college/university]? How is it that students at this school, designed particularly to help more students reach college-level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) studies,…

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Photography and Social Change — Opportunity!

Critical Exposure open house for those interested in learning more a about photography and tools for social change. Community Service Hours Available. Paid opportunities possible. Open House 4:30-6:30pm on Wednesday, Feb. 18th Thurgood Marshall Center | 1816 12th St NW More details with directions Learn more about Critical Exposure in this discussion with staff and…