DC-Area Education

Book Deserts and Their Effects

Feature Report: “Book Deserts and Their Effects” — with citations and resources Recording, 7/13/17, begins at 2:00 — Over the past few years, the District has been one of three cities involved in a study of access to children’s books…. Read More ›

Ward 7 on Schools Planning (or not)

The competition (charter) model opens new schools without overall planning — sometimes in opposition to community efforts. Listen for its effects on DC’s Ward 7 schools. Today, 7/13/17, on We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall: Valerie Jablow, DCPS parent and… Read More ›

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. Listen live via TuneIn or check back for recording, posted shortly after air time.

DC’s Education Budget

DC budget watchers Emily Mechner and Mary Levy discuss recent budget decisions, how they evolved, and prospects for schools in the coming year and beyond. Mechner is a DCPS parent, member of the Local School Advisory Team for Oyster-Adams Bilingual… Read More ›

DC SBOE & ESSA: A Step Back?

Markus Batchelor, DC State Board of Education Representative from Ward 8, and Valerie Jablow, DCPS parent and blogger, joined the Education Town Hall on April 13 to discuss the State Board’s recent action on ESSA measures. Batchelor raised questions about… Read More ›