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A report released by the District Office of the State Superintendent said that expulsion and suspension rates in Washington, D.C. public schools are down for the 2015-16 school year although black students are disproportionately expelled and suspended with 10 percent of black students suspended compared to 1 percent of white students.

Black Students Disproportionately Disciplined in DCPS

While expulsion and suspension rates during the 2015-16 school year are down in D.C. Public Schools compared to previous years, black students are still disproportionately affected by school disciplinary methods, according to a report released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. While fewer than 1 percent of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2017 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

DCPS Chancellor Henderson Under Fire

Washington, D.C., Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (SFS ’92, GRD ’07) is under fire for asking a DCPS food vendor for a donation of $100,000 to the D.C. Public Education Fund two weeks after a lawsuit accused the company of swindling millions of dollars from the school system. Messages obtained[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Panelists Discuss State of DC Public Schools

D.C. Public Schools faculty and former students discussed the rise of charter schools, the value of mentorship in education and the benefits and shortcomings of after-school enrichment programs at an event titled “The State of D.C. Public Schools,” hosted by D.C. Reads in Healy Hall on Sunday. The event featured[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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The My School D.C. Lottery matched 70 percent of applicants this year, a drop from last year’s rate of 72 percent.

School Lottery Decreases Matches

The My School D.C. Lottery matched a lower proportion of its 21,208 overall applicants to schools this year, according to results released April 1. This year the program received 1,000 more applicants. The lottery saw a decrease in the proportion of applicants it was able to match from 72 percent[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Public Schools See Seventh Consecutive Year of Increased Enrollment

Enrollment in Washington, D.C. public schools and charter schools increased 2.3 percent in the past academic year to a total of 87,344 students, according to figures released February by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education The increase is part of a seven-year consecutive trend of growing enrollment. 48,439[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Education Week Initiatives Aim for High Attainment

In a conclusion of Washington, D.C.’s Education Week, the District announced a scholarship partnership that will provide valedictorians and salutatorians from public and public charter schools full scholarships to the University of the District of Columbia. The announcement also included a plan to create more space for current charter schools,[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Study Finds Teacher Turnover Benefits Students

Teacher turnover in Washington, D.C. Public Schools as a result of IMPACT, the District’s teacher evaluation system, has benefited students, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Jan. 25, amid lingering doubts about the system’s effectiveness. IMPACT, implemented at the beginning of the 2009-10[Read More…]

by February 4, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
District Unprepared For Presidential Election

District Unprepared For Presidential Election

Facing concerns over Washington’s past unpreparedness for its presidential primary, the D.C. Board of Elections has assured that the District is ready for this June’s primary. The worries are due in part to past elections impaired by faulty voting machines, insufficient polling staff, inaccessible polling stations and delays in counting[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DCPS Launches First Study Abroad Program

The District of Columbia Public School Global Education Program recently launched its first-ever study abroad initiative, set to begin in the summer of 2016. Four hundred students and teachers will have the opportunity to spend eight to 19 days in one of 12 countries this June and July, free of[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Common Core Yet to Raise DCPS Results

Twenty-five percent of D.C. Public Schools 10th-graders who took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in English and 10 percent of students who took the test in geometry demonstrated proficiency in each subject, indicating low levels of college and career readiness and revealing potential flaws within[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top