Posts Tagged ‘DCPS’

Bowser Apologizes for Wednesday Snow Response, Pivots to Weekend Blizzard

The storm is expected to hit Friday at 4 p.m. and last for 36 hours, though conditions may change.

One Semester in, Where Does DCPS’ Adopt-a-School Program Stand?

Thirty-six schools have entered into partnerships with 27 groups so far, according to DCPS.

DCPS Launches Study Abroad Program

Up to 400 students and teachers could travel abroad this summer.

Chatter: Brad to the Bone

In which readers compare Mrs. Bradley to a Renaissance duchess—not in a good way

DCPS Chancellor: Latest School Test Scores ‘Sobering’

Just 24 percent of students "met or exceeded" expectations in math.

Here Are The D.C. High Schools Where Students Aren’t College-Ready

The achievement gap can be seen throughout D.C.

City Tries to Lowball DCPS Whistleblower Jeffrey Mills

Mills is trying to recover what he claims is his lawful share of a multimillion dollar settlement resulting from his lawsuit against school food vendor Chartwells.

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.