Imagine a political race between two members of the same party for a state position that has very little power but attracts tens of millions of dollars in contributions — three times more than the gubernatorial contest. One of the candidates is a teacher with big union money behind him. The other is a former investment banker and charter school executive with big money from anti-union billionaires — including some who don’t even live in the state — as well as Hollywood actors making fun videos with them.Read full article >>
On Tuesday, voters in Loudoun County will have the opportunity to weigh in on the funding for several critical school projects, including the construction of the Advanced Technology Academy, part of the highly anticipated Academies of Loudoun.Read full article >>
The D.C. Public Charter School Board gave full approval Monday night for Rocketship Education, a California-based charter operator, to open its first school in the District in 2016.
Some of the school’s future neighbors in Anacostia protested the plans in recent weeks, saying that the chosen location — across the street from a halfway house — is unsafe. They also said the charter operator did not make sufficient efforts to reach out to residents.Read full article >>