Category: District of Columbia

DC Mayor: Officials Did Not Get Preferential Treatment in School Lotteries

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser said Thursday that she believes City Administrator Rashad M. Young, the most powerful appointed member of her Cabinet, may have been mistakenly identified by the District’s inspector general as having benefited from preferential treatment by former D.C. Public Schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

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Study: Parent Groups in D.C. Raise Thousands for District Schools

Five elementary schools in Northwest D.C. consistently raise hundreds of thousands of dollars each school year through parent organizations, including one that raised nearly $1.4 million in single year, money that pays for extras like a new art teacher and classroom aides, according to a new study.

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Melania Trump Visits All-Girls Charter School with Betsy DeVos

First lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan paid a visit to an all-girls D.C. charter school on Wednesday, an event that served to promote the empowerment of young women and to highlight the Trump administration’s interest in promoting alternatives to traditional public schools.

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