Principal LeVar Jenkins and kindergarten students and John Burroughs Elementary in Northeast, D.C. on the second.(Courtesy Photo)
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DCPS Goes Back to School, What Does That Mean?

THE AFRO — A laser focus has been on District of Columbia Schools (DCPS)- a system that had a school year filled with controversies such as attendance, enrollment and graduation fraud, low test scores and achievement gaps where statistics show students of color performing at lower levels than their White counterparts nationally. […read more]


Urban Schools Improving Faster Than Rest of US

BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in Read More


D.C. Students Being Paid for Summer School

[Washington Examiner] The District is paying 305 students with poor academic and behavioral records to attend summer school, The Washington Examiner has learned. The rising ninth-graders are earning $5.25 an hour to participate in the “Summer Bridge” program, which targets students identified by D.C. Public Schools as Read More