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Trayon White, candidate for DC City Council, on education

“DC has to start telling the truth!” says Trayon White, candidate for the Ward 8 seat on the DC City Council, noting that DC has been touting improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, while the racial achievement gap grows unacknowledged. (See also “DC’s Dueling School Data Views“) Mr. White spoke about budget, mayoral…

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Testing, Technology, and Teachers in DC Schools

The New York Times recently ran a column from DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson entitled, “Real Respect is the Path to Great Teaching.” Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union, responded: Chancellor Henderson can begin by reworking her teacher evaluation system in which only 9% of the teachers in our neediest schools are rated highly…

“Real Respect” and Other DC School Issues

The New York Times recently ran a column from DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson entitled, “Real Respect is the Path to Great Teaching.” Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union, responded: Chancellor Henderson can begin by reworking her teacher evaluation system in which only 9% of the teachers in our neediest schools are rated highly…

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New York Ed Budget and Cuomo’s Reforms: the Battle Continues

New York State has been in the throes of a battle over school funding tied to reforms proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. In fact, reports Rosalie Friend of Save Our Schools, Cuomo has pledged to break up traditional public schools which he considers a monopoly. Rallies in Albany and New York City drew thousands with…

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LaRuby May on DC Education

LaRuby May, candidate for DC City Council’s Ward 8 seat, joined the Education Town Hall on April 2 to discuss the state of DC schools and her vision for education in the District. The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern on We Act Radio. Listen live…

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School Competition in NoLa, “Beyond the Wall” in China, and BAT Congress in DC

Is Competition Among Schools Spurring Academic Improvement? The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans (Era) is a research organization dedicated to understanding the post-Katrina school reforms in New Orleans. In the wake of Katrina, New Orleans became one of the most charter-heavy school systems in the country. One of the tenets of charter philosophy has…

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From Selma to NY & DC : Contemporary Movements for Education Rights

Dr. Jesse Turner, who represented BadAss Teachers and Save Our Schools in the recent anniversary march across Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, joined the Education Town Hall to discuss the experience and the meaning of this moment in the education and civil rights movements. Also joining this month’s BUS ride: Denisha Jones, discussing the growing “opt…