Thousands of D.C. children who live near public elementary charter schools could soon qualify for a new admission preference to help them enroll in those schools under a plan Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Monday.
On the first day of school, Tanya Roane, principal at D.C.’s Cardozo Education Campus, tells her students that she expects them to be in class on time, that cellphones will be confiscated during the school day and that they must focus on their studies.
Thousands of students enter a room for a meeting during a leadership summit in D.C. that brings them together for the presidential inauguration and a five-day immersive educational experience in governing, debating and politicking.
Principals from the District’s traditional public schools and public charter schools will spend the next 11 months learning how to better manage their schools — working together — as part of a program aimed at improving school leadership across the city.
In D.C.’s fourth annual Equity Reports, charter schools are making progress in reducing discipline rates and serving diverse student populations, two stereotypes opponents commonly use against the sector.
Kelly Vergamini feared that a revamped training program for teachers in D.C. Public Schools was going to be a waste of her time. To her, many of the professional development sessions the school system offered teachers had felt that way.
This school year, the public school system put $4 million into the schools to ensure that students have a chance at job opportunities when they graduate. While officials would not say how much they intend to spend next school year, they noted the alternative schools remain a priority.
The District is home to the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program, and for the past eight years, advocates for the program have been on defense, fighting to keep it alive under a president who opposes the notion of using taxpayer dollars to pay tuition at private and religious schools.
This year, the charter sector is celebrating a record number of high-quality schools that received top ratings under the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s nationally recognized accountability system, which ensures only quality schools stay open.