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Charters welcomed in DC: DCPS scores well on its response to growing charter enrollment, aside from a reluctance to share facilities with charters. And that may be changing. (Education Next)
A solution for school segregation? Charter schools, including Capital City PCS, can serve as a model for desegregation if they find the right formula. (Education Gadfly Weekly)
Higher scores: Students with disabilities at Washington Yu Ying PCS outperformed non-disabled students in math by 1.4 percentage points. Scores for both groups were in the 80s. (DCPCS blog)
Comparing school enrollment lists: DCPS and charter schools are starting to compare names on their rosters to avoid duplication. But some fear this will infringe on freedom and violate privacy. (Post, Examiner)
New leadership: Two dozen DCPS schools will open with new principals, a situation that some believe will cause instability and slow standardized test score gains. (Post)
Hope for a new year: The tone between Chancellor Henderson and new WTU president Elizabeth Davis at new teacher orientation appeared friendly. (Post)
Lower test scores: Math proficiency scores in Prince George’s County are lower for middle school students than for elementary students, probably because the tests get harder. (Hyattsville Patch)
Get an A in AP Biology, fail the exam: Students at low-performing high schools in Maryland may get A’s and B’s in AP classes but still fail the exam. (Baltimore Sun)
Ward 5 Council on Education: A forum on a variety of education-related topics on Tuesday, August 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 S. Dakota Avenue, NE.
Hearing on the Hamilton building: An opportunity for public comment on the future of the former Hamilton school near Gallaudet,
Tuesday, September 20 Friday, September 6 at 6 pm at the Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress Street NE.
Hearing on the Shaed building: An opportunity for public comment on the future of the former Shaed Elementary School building, Wednesday, August 21st at 6 pm at the Edgewood Recreation Center, 3 Evarts Street NE.
DCPS Beautification Day: Help get schools ready for the new year on Saturday, August 24th. Register online to volunteer or donate items.
Hearing on the Winston building: An opportunity for public comment on the future of the former Winston Education Campus building, Tuesday, August 27th at 6 pm at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, 3100 Denver Street, SE.