Posts tagged with: School Choice

Coffee Break: D.C. Principal Arthur Mola on Mucho Cafe, Helping Kids Chase Their Dreams and Channeling Frederick Douglass

In any endeavor, great leadership can make all the difference. In public education, that’s been getting some renewed attention lately. The Washington, D.C. Public Schools recently honored the leadership team of Arthur Mola—principal of the dual-language Bancroft Elementary School—for making...

Coffee Break: Parent Advocate Muhammed Akil on Getting Honest About Our Weaknesses and Creating Real Change

By Laura Waters Muhammed Akil is a fierce advocate for school choice and unflinching in his conviction that we must confront long-time failures of traditional school systems. As executive director of Newark, New Jersey’s PC2E, he is committed to fostering...

On the Wire…Week of February 20

Welcome to On the Wire, our weekly roundup of city-ed stories: Schools Stand Up for Transgender Students (Politico.com) After Trump revoked federal guidelines on transgender student rights, states and school districts are taking measures to uphold their students’ rights. “All...

On the Wire… Week of February 13

On the Wire… Welcome to On the Wire, our weekly roundup of city-ed stories you may have missed. Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals (Education Week) Governors and lawmakers across the country prepare to propose new legislation that pushes...

On the Wire… Week of January 23

On the Wire… It’s Friday, which means another roundup of some interesting city-ed stories from the week. Newark Looks Ahead to Return of Local Control (NJ.com) After the state of New Jersey took control of the school system under the Quality Single Accountability...

On the Wire…

Happy Friday of a very DC-focused week (even more so than normal, that is). Here is a quick wrap-up of a few stories on other stuff going on across the country that you might be interested in (and one on...

This Fifth-Grade Teacher Has Some Questions for Betsy DeVos

By Caroline Corcoran Despite my middling efforts, I was not invited to question Betsy DeVos ahead of her confirmation hearing as secretary of education—it certainly would have been nice to be invited. Alas, the hearing was on a school day, so...

Coffee Break: Priscilla Agbeo on Loving Her ‘Blackness’ From Chicago to Stanford

By Katelyn Silva Priscilla Agbeo is a junior at Stanford University, where she is focused on African and African American studies. She is also a woman of color—an African immigrant from the South Side of Chicago with a low-income background....

A Look at Integration and Neighborhood Schools Through a Different Lens

“The job is simply too hard.” I’ve had a hard time getting that line out of my head since I heard Ira Glass say it in the prologue to the recent “This American Life” series on school integration, which includes...