The District of Columbia Public Schools [DCPS] took a different approach this year in its annual State of Schools address. Instead of focusing on what needs to be fixed they showcased what they’ve gotten right. [read more…]
The number of homeless families in the District has soared by more than 30 percent from a year ago, according to a report earlier this year — the first time since the annual census began in 2001 that homeless children and their parents outnumbered homeless single adults. [read more…]
For the first time in our nation’s history, the majority of students in public schools are students of color. But in most places, communities of color still have little meaningful say in how their states manage and resource education. [read more…]
Between 70 and 80 percent of individuals with poor reading skills in America are likely dyslexic and as many as 20 percent of the population has a language-based learning disability, according to education and medical experts. [read more…]
Interim schools Chancellor John Davis will give the “State of DC Public Schools” address on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Roosevelt High School in Northwest. [read more…]
Black students who enroll at for-profit trade schools in hopes of obtaining well-paying jobs often wind up deeper in debt and with fewer job prospects than their peers who enrolled at traditional two- or four-year educational institutions, a recent study found. [read more…]
The PGCPS community is mourning the sudden death this month of Parkdale High School principal Tanya Washington. Washington joined Prince George’s County Public Schools in 1997 as a teacher at William Wirt Middle School. She later taught science at Charles H. Flowers High School. She served as assistant principal at Oxon Hill Middle School and Largo High School before moving to Parkdale High School as principal in 2013.
Bowie State University President Mickey Burnim has announced plans to retire in June. Burnim’s decision to stop down caps a 40-year career in higher education, including nearly 11 years at Bowie.
To combat the growing problem of bullying, local nonprofit organization Do The Write Thing of DC has published a series of anti-bullying books. E-versions of the four books will be available for free download at Amazon.com during October, recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month.