Posts Tagged ‘DCPS’

Grosso Introduces Student Suicide Prevention Bill to D.C. Council

“These students should be living and thriving, not planning to end their lives."

KIPP DC Schools to Close for Second Day of Pope’s Visit

The pope's trip is causing 16 schools to close next Wednesday.

DCPS Scraps Annual Beautification Day, Launches Adopt-a-School Program

D.C. Public Schools has started a campaign to match schools with local sponsors in the hopes of benefiting students and their communities.

Chartwells Quits, Leaving DCPS to Find New Food Vendor for Fall

Chartwells' withdrawal follows a $19.4 million settlement last month of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by a former DCPS food services director.

What Will D.C. Lawmakers Do About DCPS’ Food Services Contract?

David Grosso is trying to persuade D.C. lawmakers who have opposed renewing a $32 million food services contract with Chartwells/Thompson Hospitality to withdraw their opposition.

D.C. Council Questions Progress on Truancy Reforms

“How do we look at this and evaluate how all of these different programs are working, and how do we refine it if it’s not? Who do we give the money to and why?”

As D.C.’s School Options Improve, Commutes Become More of a Headache

Transportation may not be the number one issue on parents’ minds as they make their choices, but perhaps it should be.

Map: Where D.C.’s Homeless Children Go to School

At least 3,158 homeless children were enrolled in public and charter schools as of mid-January this year.

District Line Daily: D.C. Gets College-Ready

Can the city really close D.C. General by next year?

The Needle: Jefferson Nosedive

Don't pee into someone's basement apartment. It's rude.

The Needle: Not Zen

Bad yoga studio! Bad!

District Line Daily: Fall Arts Guide

And the Diamond District helped define the DMV hip-hop scene. Are people still listening?

Some DCPS Students Were Assigned to Compare George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler

After a picture of the assignment spread on Twitter, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson said the teacher would apologize.

DCPS Slams WaPo Column on School Absence Policy as Misleading and Inaccurate

Kaya Henderson vs. Petula Dvorak

DCPS Enrollment Numbers Continue to Increase

More than 47,000 students started classes at a D.C. public school today at the city's 111 schools—the highest enrollment numbers the system has posted in more than five school years, D.C. Public Schools announced today. These enrollment figures do not include students enrolled in charter schools. Last year, the burgeoning charter school system in D.C. had nearly 37,000 students [...]