Dozens of D.C. community organizations that serve needy children are feeling the government-shutdown squeeze.
The community organizations, which provide after-school programs for children, were supposed to receive millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grant payments Oct. 1. But the payments can’t be made as long as Congress remains deadlocked.Read full article >>
Education reform has been heavily influenced in recent years by massively wealth philanthropists who fund their own favored school reforms and then bring public policy along with them. How this is affecting the democratic process is the subject of a piece in Dissent Magazine titled, “Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy,” by Joanne Barkan, a writer based in New York City and Truro, Massachusetts.
Rogers Heights Elementary School Principal Barbara Bottoms met with more than two dozen parents Friday morning to discuss the school’s new security system, plans for a fall dance and a meeting for parents with children in special education classes.Read full article >>
During the 2011-12 school year, Real Food for Kids, a Fairfax-based advocacy group, counted the replacement of additive-filled hamburgers on school lunch menus with 100 percent beef patties as one of its signature achievements.Read full article >>
Parents at Rolling Terrace Elementary School have requested that the Montgomery County Public Schools coordinate with health officials to survey families about illnesses that have arisen among students since a major mold outbreak was discoveredlast month.Read full article >>