Education in DC’s Ward 8

Our show, Nov. 14, will focus on issues around public education in Ward 8, DC’s eastern- and southernmost ward with the city’s largest number of kids–and some of its poorest residents. We will be talking about the variety of issues that the ward faces with respect to public education, including safe passage; budget cuts to neighborhood schools; health; and charter school plans.

UPDATE: Short report and link to recording here

Joining us will be Ward 8 council member Trayon White Sr., Sharona Robinson, Ballou PTSA President and Anacostia High School social worker Nathan Luecking.

A native Washingtonian, Trayon White Sr. graduated from Ballou high school and the University of Maryland. He has served as the Ward 8 member of the DC state board of education and in a variety of city organizations dedicated to helping the city’s kids.

Nathan Luecking is a licensed clinician working with youth in Washington, DC and has served on the mayor’s task force on school mental health.

Sharona Robinson is a long-time resident of Ward 8. A graduate of Ballou High School, Robinson is a DCPS parent as well as one of the community action team leaders at DCPS, working among school communities in Ward 8.


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
New programming 2nd and 4th Thursdays, alternating with classic shows.
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.

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