DC School Reform Now is educating, organizing and advocating to build support for public education strategies that prepare kids to become college and career ready.

05/22/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler 
May 22, 2015
 
A new report showing where students at each DC charter school live could breathe new life into an old idea: changing the law to allow charters to give an admissions preference to neighborhood residents.
05/19/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 19, 2015
 
The D.C.
05/19/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 19th, 2015
 
For years, DC students have taken a set of standardized tests called the DC CAS in 3rd through 8th grade, and also in 10th. DC education officials have chosen a particular score on each test, called a cut or cut-off score that determines proficiency.
05/18/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 18, 2015
 
Most taxpayer-funded preschool programs in the District scored above targets for promoting social and emotional development and maximizing student learning time, and below targets for providing instructional supports to students, according to a new report released by the Office of the State Superintendent for Education.
 
The report, which evaluated programs during the 2013-2014 school year, is the first to use a common tool to measure the qual
05/15/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 15, 2015
 
D.C. Public Schools will launch a career academy for aspiring police officers at Anacostia High School in August 2016, offering mentors, paid internships and specialized courses for the students.
 
Graduates from the program will be able to enter the Cadet Academy at the Metropolitan Police Department, which allows them to work part-time while attending college for free.
05/15/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 15, 2015
05/14/2015
 
by Daniel Sernovitz
May 14, 2015
 
The Academy of Construction and Design is winding down its final academic year at the Cardozo Education Campus, but despite rumors that surfaced late last year that it was closing for good, the District-based pipeline for future construction workers is sticking around.
 
The decade-old academy, established to encourage high school students to cons
05/14/2015
 
by Mark Walsh
May 14, 2015
 
A Washington, D.C., TV station aired a report Wednesday on the pay and perks of school superintendents in its viewing area—one that might have made the administrators squirm at least a little bit if they had gone on camera to defend themselves, which none was willing to do.
 
The report was pretty enterprising given that local TV news operations rarely (or so it seems, from where I sit) report on something relating to the governance of local schools,
05/14/2015
 
by Abigail Hauslohner
May 14, 2015
 
After a recent run of defeats inside the D.C. Council, Mayor Muriel E.
05/14/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 14, 2015
 
A revised $2.4 billion budget approved by the D.C.
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