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D.C. Council to Vote on Raises for Public School Teachers

The Washington, D.C. Council is expected to vote on a proposed contract to raise D.C. Public Schools teachers’ salaries Oct. 3, following five years without a contract between teachers and the city’s public school system. If approved, the contract between the District’s public school teachers’ union and city officials would[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
The first cohort of principals from D.C. public charter and public schools returned to Georgetown to complete the Executive Masters in Leadership program. Classes began in January.

DC Principals Develop Leadership Skills in Program

The McDonough School of Business’s Executive Masters in Leadership program welcomed back the first-ever joint cohort of principals from Washington, D.C. public and public charter schools. The cohort, which began classes in January, comprises 10 principals from DCPS and 10 from public District charter schools sharing skills and knowledge while[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 2 comments City News, News

School Officials Reject Report of Segregation

Washington, D.C. school officials pushed back against a report published by the University of California Los Angeles Civil Rights Project claiming the city’s public and charter schools are among the most segregated in the country, The Feb. 9 report said District public schools are characterized by both race and income.[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Two DC Public Schools Close Due to Bedbugs

Two Washington D.C. Public Schools closed last week after bedbug infestations forced school officials to cancel classes or move students to other facilities. DCPS officials found bedbugs at both Myrtilla Miner Elementary School in Northeast Washington and Savoy Elementary School in Anacostia. At Savoy, the school was closed Feb. 6[Read More…]

by February 17, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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

Bowser Announces Charter Schools Plan

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced a new program Monday aimed at increasing students’ access to public elementary schools, despite concerns that the plan may be inaccessible to students in low-income neighborhoods. The announcement marks a change in the D.C. Public Schools’ policy toward charter schools, which are publicly[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DC Auditors Criticize DCPS Food Service

Washington, D.C. Auditor Kathy Patterson’s office condemned the privatization of D.C. Public Schools’ food services for failing to deliver on promises to cut costs and improve quality in a 70-page report released Oct. 7. The report recommended severing ties with contractors and reinstating in-house meal operations. The District, enticed by[Read More…]

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

MPD, DCPS Launches Academy

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced the launch of the Anacostia Public Safety Academy, an institution aimed at helping District of Columbia Public Schools high school students pursue a career in criminal justice, on Sept. 15. In a joint press conference with DCPS, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and the[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

DCPS AP Participation Soars

District of Columbia Public Schools saw a 73 percent increase in the number of students taking Advanced Placement exams since 2010, as well as a 34 percent increase in the number of students passing these exams, though their passing rate is still well below the national average, according to The[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

A Majority of D.C. Public Schools are Failing District P.E. Requirements

All but ten of over 200 D.C. public and charter schools failed to meet the city standards for physical education set for grades kindergarten through eighth grade, according to a Washington Post review of school health forms released Sept. 5. The D.C. Healthy Schools Act, passed in 2010, requires all[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top