More Schools, Fewer Resources: DC Schools Planning (or lack thereof)

How can existing, often beleaguered, public schools survive and thrive when new charter schools open with no overall planning structure? This discussion will focus on DC’s Ward 7, where a growing number of schools share increasingly meager resources. Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m. EASTERN. Recording linked here

Valerie Jablow, DCPS parent and founder of “Education DC” blog, leads this discussion. Guests include Jeanne Contardo, co-chair of Hillcrest Community Civic Assn’s education committee; Marla Dean, education chair of Penn Branch Citizens Civic Assn; Matt Morrison, Ward 7 parent; and Jimell Sanders, outreach co-leader, DC Language Immersion Project.

The Education Town Hall with Thomas Byrd
broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio,
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.

After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March.



Categories: Charter Schools, DC-Area Education, school facility planning, Traditional Public Schools, Urban Education

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