Posts Tagged ‘d.c. public schools’

Adopted Children Left Behind

Any day now, Jenn Thomas and Kevin Fox’s second adopted child is due to be born. Thomas and Fox are nervous about facing the demands of the new baby—and not just the late-night feedings and soiled diapers.
They’re really freaked out about the paperwork. The last time Thomas and Fox went through the adoption process, they [...]

Don’t Tell Mom Billy’s Peeing In the Cup

Something I missed while I was on vacation—D.C. will offer STD tests to every high school student in the District this year:
the tests are administered by taking groups of 15 to 20 students at a time to the restroom area. The students are given paper bags containing urine collection cups and enter bathroom stalls. Once [...]

D.C. Students May Be Forced to Cover Tummies

Not so fast, missy.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has laid out new dress code guidelines for the 2009-2010 school year, WTOP reports. The new policy is meant to eliminate the "extreme":
"Extremes in style and fit and extremes in style of grooming, as determined by the principal, will not be permitted," it says. And "non-prescriptive [...]