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Only about one in eight high school seniors at District of Columbia public schools have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this stage in the application cycle. These completion rates suggest that while some District of Columbia high schools are well on their way to getting students financially prepared for college, others haven’t had a single student complete the fContinue Reading »
Last week, we received a classroom “view” from Sarah Garb, a second grade teacher from Two Rivers Public Charter School here in D.C. We’re thrilled to revive our “View From Your Classroom” series with Sarah’s view. Sarah wrote a whole post about her classroom view (excerpt below) on her blog “Dead Class Poets.” (SarahContinue Reading »
If you’re smart, motivated and just can’t learn enough about education policy, then you have 5 more days to apply for the Fordham Fellows program, which promises to open the doors to the D.C. education policy world. For 9 months, you’ll be doing substantial, interesting work in some of D.C.’s best policy organizations (including us, of course). Last year’s ES FelloContinue Reading »
Commenting on Mike Casserly’s Sunday Washington Post op-ed, Andy writes: …The redundancy in education governance in Washington is almost comical. D.C. could do a lot worse than look to Hawaii for some ideas on having a unified state/school district structure since there is only one school district in Washington in the first place.
I’ve got to disagree here. If we were Continue Reading »