More than 100 educators in the District met for a day-long training Thursday on implementing the new Common Core academic standards.
The “Ahead of the Curve” conference, organized by the D.C. Public Charter School Board and nonprofit organization Fight for Children, offered an unusual opportunity for teachers and school leaders from charter and traditional schools to work together.Read full article >>
Fewer than 10 people attended a recent community forum to get input from residents about the 2016 budget that will be crafted in coming months.
But many of those who testified advocated for money to help parents become engaged.Read full article >>
It may seem intuitive that school reform should be focused on what goes on inside schools — but, in fact, such a singular focus isn’t enough, as current reform efforts have sadly shown. It is impossible to divorce a student’s life outside of school with how well he or she does in class. Most children who are sick, tired, anxious, depressed, hungry, distracted or homeless aren’t likely to be high academic achievers.Read full article >>
About 30 percent of public charter schools have anti-bullying policies that are not compliant with District law, according to a report released this week by the city’s Office of Human Rights.
The District’s Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 requires all schools and libraries and other organizations that serve children and teens to adopt and implement bullying prevention programs.Read full article >>