Board Of Education

Latest Board Of Education Items
  • Hotter than July

    What will it take to turn around D.C. Public Schools? With all the hot air that blows around Washington, you'd think the answer would be a shot or two of freon.


  • Memoir of race, busing and abuses

    When the U. S. Supreme Court announced its decree on the schools in the Seattle/Louisville matter, I wrote, with mixed feelings, to a friend:


  • Memoir of race, busing and abuses

    When the U. S. Supreme Court announced its decree on the schools in the Seattle/Louisville matter, I wrote, with mixed feelings, to a friend:


  • Supreme benchmarks

    When Crystal Meredith moved to Louisville, Ky., in August 2002, she attempted to enroll her son in the public kindergarten about a mile from her home. The local school was full. Officials assigned the boy to a school 10 miles distant. When Ms. Meredith asked whether her son could attend a different elementary school that was also 1 mile away and had space, she was informed her son's assignment to that school would upset the "desegregation compliance" of the school. In other words, he was the wrong color.


  • Logistics await as mayor takes over schools

    D.C. education officials say few logistical changes will occur immediately when Mayor Adrian M. Fenty officially takes over the public school system today.


  • The time has come

    "The deplorable record of the District's public schools by every important educational and management measure has left one of the city's most important public responsibilities in a state of crisis, creating an emergency which can no longer be ignored or excused. DCPS is failing in its mission to educate the children of the District of Columbia. In virtually every area, and for every grade level, the system has failed to provide our children with a quality education and safe environment in which to learn."


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