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MY INDIANA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Lewis Ferebee, former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, is set to assume the role of D.C. Public Schools chancellor on Jan. 31, 2019 pending confirmation of his nomination.

Bowser Nominates New DCPS Chancellor After Monthslong Search

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) selected Lewis Ferebee as the new chancellor for D.C. Public Schools at a press conference Dec. 3 amid a series of scandals that have dogged the school system in recent years and community concerns over Bowser’s decision-making process. Ferebee, who previously served as the[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Georgetown University education, inquiry and justice professor Emily Gasoi is running to represent Washington, D.C. Ward 1 on the State Board of Education.

Professor Runs for State Board of Education

The race for Washington, D.C. Ward 1 representative for the State Board of Education includes Georgetown University education, inquiry and justice professor Emily Gasoi and alumnus Jason Andrean (MSB ’05). The Nov. 6 election also includes candidate Callie Kozlak, a former public school teacher. The elected candidate will sit on[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A teacher at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is on leave after allegations of sexual assault surfaced Oct. 14.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Teacher on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations

The chair of the literacy and media department at Duke Ellington School of the Arts is being investigated by Washington, D.C. police after allegations of sexual assault against a minor were raised Oct. 14. The school placed the teacher on leave and the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting an investigation[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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