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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
JULIA ALVEY FOR THE HOYA Over 90 families at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have disproved false accusations of enrollment fraud after an investigation conducted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of skirting residency requirements in May.

Ellington Families Disprove Enrollment Fraud Accusations

More than 90 students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have been cleared of enrollment fraud, Ellington CEO Tia Powell Harris said in an interview with The Washington Post. An investigation launched in May by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education accused 164 Ellington students of attending[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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District of Columbia Public Schools released private information about students experiencing homelessness on the D.C. Council’s website, which is associated with Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large)

Students’ Private Information Published on DC Council Website

Washington, D.C.’s public school authority mistakenly posted the personal information of 2,000 students experiencing homelessness on a website run by the D.C. Council, where the data remained for seven months before its removal Aug. 9. Posted by District of Columbia Public Schools on Feb. 5, 2018, the information included names,[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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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
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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
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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

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