Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst On May 15, Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3 Representative) and I attended Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right. The event was sponsored by The Century Foundation (TCF) and hosted at the Newseum. The morning opened with the release of a new research report, National Snapshot of Charter Schools’ IntegrationContinue reading “Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right”

Foundations Give Back to DC Schools

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst LaSalle-Backus Education Campus was the recipient of a generous library transformation grant from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, Heart of America, and the Dale Jr. Foundation. The school, located in Ward 4, won the award because its students showed a consistent commitment to literacy through the Redskins Read Program.Continue reading “Foundations Give Back to DC Schools”

Tour of Eagle Academy PCS

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst At the Board’s January Public Meeting, we heard testimony on the ESSA school report cards that the SBOE is working with the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) to produce. Two school leaders testified that the format of the report cards disadvantages schools that only serve early childhood students,Continue reading “Tour of Eagle Academy PCS”