The D.C. Public Charter School Board has postponed its decision about whether to close Options Public Charter School in order to accommodate a request for a public hearing on the matter.
Options has been in turmoil since October, when the D.C. Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint alleging that three former managers of the school funneled millions of dollars meant for students to two for-profit businesses they owned.Read full article >>
Start with the District’s enormous range of public school quality and reputation, add the city’s enthusiastic embrace of school choice, and here is what you get: Very few D.C. students attend their assigned public school, particularly outside of a few pockets west of Rock Creek Park and on Capitol Hill.Read full article >>
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More than a dozen parents attending a hearing Tuesday night questioned program changes proposed by Prince George’s County Schools chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell that would require some students to go to different schools next year.Read full article >>
Earlier this month I wrote about Andrea Rediske, who had fought a long battle with the Florida Department of Education over a requirement that her blind and brain-damaged son, Ethan, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, take state-mandated standardized tests. Rediske managed to win a waiver for her son, but recently, while he lay dying in a hospital, she was required to fill out paperwork proving that Ethan could not take a new standardized test this year. Ethan passed away on Feb. 7, at home with his parents at his side.Read full article >>