D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee said yesterday employees are working around the clock to fix administrative backlogs and other problems before classes start Aug. 27.
Questionable campaign expenditures by the father of Baltimore mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. were about $16,000 higher than previously reported, according to the latest campaign finance reports.
Officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia say all but a handful of bus driver vacancies have been filled, so area students will have a ride to and from school when classes begin in the coming weeks.
RICHMOND (AP) — Fifty-three years ago, the doors to America's segregated public schools were forced open for all children, regardless of color. Largely to thank for that was a Virginia lawyer named Oliver White Hill.
Here's an easy-to-follow setup. On Thursday, in a front-page story in The Washington Times, Gary Emerling reported: "Proposed guidelines for a sex-education curriculum to be used in D.C. Public Schools recommend that middle-school students learn to define sexual orientation and be taught about homosexuality." The 43-page draft proposes teaching students the "correct terminology" and learning about how people of both genders "may begin to feel romantically and/or sexually attracted to people of a different gender and/or to people of the same gender." (It will be remarkable if teachers actually pull that off, considering the fact that far too many students are promoted to middle school without knowing the difference between an adjective and an adverb.)
D.C. schools officials are expected to hold public hearings on proposed guidelines for sex-education classes that call for teaching students about homosexuality.
Proposed guidelines for a sex-education curriculum to be used in D.C. Public Schools recommend that middle-school students learn to define sexual orientation and be taught about homosexuality.
RICHMOND (AP) — Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at age 100, a family friend said.