Charter school waiting lists vary widely across the District, according to data released Monday by the D.C. Public Charter School Board that suggests demand tends to be greatest for early childhood programs and schools rated high-performing.Read full article >>
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has nominated two candidates to fill vacancies on the D.C. Public Charter School Board, which is responsible for authorizing new charter schools and closing poor performers.
The nominees are former charter school leader Barbara B. Nophlin and retired Army colonel Herb Tillery, who now oversees a college scholarship program. The mayor also nominated current board member Sara Mead, a policy analyst with particular expertise in early childhood education, for reappointment.Read full article >>
Veteran educator and education blogger Anthony Cody wrote a piece on his Education Week blog, Living in Dialogue, about a new proposal by Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, to postpone for a year the high stakes linked to new assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.Read full article >>