Can D.C.'s public schools move past the sixth-grade cliff?
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Nearly all of the most popular schools are west of Rock Creek Park or on Capitol Hill.
A new year, a new mayor, a fresh start. At least that's what we're told.
Other jurisdictions in the area give more extra money to schools with lots of at-risk students, a new report says.
The city is out with its revised proposal for overhauling the school assignment policies and boundaries. Some parents—those in boundary for Wilson High School, for instance—are likely relieved to have been spared the more radical propositions suggested in an earlier round of proposals. Others will still be concerned about the changes, which shift some students [...]
This week's cover story looks at the challenges facing Roosevelt High School, a school that by some measures is among the lowest performing in the District, yet whose surrounding neighborhood is by some measures the fastest gentrifying. The question is whether Roosevelt can ride Petworth's rising fortunes and attract its young families to a school [...]
Good news on the schools front: Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced today that DCPS experienced a bigger jump in its test scores this year than any other urban district in the country. D.C. students' gains between 2011 and 2013 on the Trial Urban District Assessment, Gray and Henderson touted in a [...]
Thought the Height Act was contentious? Try telling parents where they can send their kids to school.
Today, the city kicked off a process to reconsider public school boundaries and feeder patterns across the District. According to the mayor's office, it'll be the first comprehensive review of the city's student assignment policies in more than 30 [...]
Basketball-Playing Robots and Unfairly Amazing Teachers: Henderson Imagines D.C. Schools of the Future
After her predecessor Michelle Rhee got dinged for her critics-be-damned style of radical policy overhaul, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has taken a more measured approach, stressing continuity over disruptive change, and drawing accusations of a lack of vision in the process. Henderson acknowledged as much last night in her annual "State of the Schools" address, [...]
It's 8:15 in the morning, and children are streaming into Powell Elementary School. They return the Spanish-language greetings of Principal Janeece Docal, and gamely give high-fives to the strange, grinning woman with an outstretched palm at the Petworth school's entrance.
The woman is D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, and Powell is her first stop on a [...]