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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
It’s My Truth

It’s My Truth

When I wrote “What Would You Do for Your Dream School?” (The Hoya, April 5th 2015, A3), I had no idea that I would be writing a love letter to my future self. The idea of a dream school is something I’ve struggled with for at least half of my life. Well,[Read More…]

by July 8, 2015 9 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SHAH: For China, Schools Key  To Future

SHAH: For China, Schools Key To Future

President Barack Obama flew to Beijing on Friday to meet with his counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. No doubt China’s recent flattening in growth was discussed; although growing at around 7 to 8 percent, this is a decline from the extremely rapid economic expansion of[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Muriel Bowser

Bowser Wins DC Mayoral Election

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) won the race for D.C. mayor Tuesday, defeating opponents David Catania (SFS ’90, LAW ’94) and Carol Schwartz, both running as independents. Bowser earned 55 percent of the vote, with 80,303 votes. Catania, a councilmember-at-large, came in second, earning 36 percent of the vote[Read More…]

by November 5, 2014 0 comments City News, News
It’s Time to Rethink the Classroom

It’s Time to Rethink the Classroom

It’s a horse that has been beaten to death, but we continue to resurrect it: The United States spends more on public education than any other developed nation, and yet it lags behind in key metrics of performance. Much of the policy debate still grapples over spending on K-12 education:[Read More…]

by March 4, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Area Schools Ban Smoking

Though many of Georgetown’s peer institutions are becoming smoke and tobacco free, the university currently has no plans to implement a similar ban. American University made an announcement Nov. 5 that it will enact a campus-wide smoking ban in 2013. According to an Oct. 5 American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation newsletter,[Read More…]

by November 13, 2012 0 comments City News, News

Pay Unequal Across Schools

Despite statistics released by the American Association of University Professors earlier this month placing Georgetown faculty among the top-paid professors in the country, professors and administrators agree that the university’s faculty compensation policies are in need of improvement.   According to Provost James O’Donnell, salaries for arts and sciences faculty[Read More…]

by April 30, 2012 0 comments Campus News

TFA Founder Addresses Program’s Educational Aims

Founder and CEO of Teach for America Wendy Kopp stressed the need to restructure the American public school system to a packed Copley Formal Lounge in an informal discussion Wednesday night. “There something daunting about that, but it’s why people who have figured out how to build whole schools that[Read More…]

by October 20, 2011 0 comments News

UDC May Partner With DC Schools in New Program

A new program at the University of the District of Columbia could enable a small group of high-performing D.C. public school students to get a bachelor’s degree two years after graduating high school. The pilot program, which could be launched as soon as fall 2012, is an attempt to attract[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments City News, News

Students ‘Jumpstart’ City School’s Revitalization

Not all college students took a break from the library this past Saturday. Volunteers from Georgetown, The George Washington University and Howard University, along with students and parents from River Terrace Elementary School in Northeast D.C., gathered at the school to complete various beautification projects, as well as to construct[Read More…]

by April 8, 2008 0 comments City News, News