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John Merrow Is Back (at Least Part-Time) and His Wisdom Is Just as Timely

John Thompson | Posted 12.14.2016 | Education
John Thompson

Missing from his journalism is any indication that these corporate reformers have an awareness of the facts on the ground in urban schools - the facts that Merrow has documented in an unparalleled manner.

Former School Official Weighing DC Mayoral Run: Report

Washington Post | Posted 06.28.2013 | DC

Robert C. Bobb, a former D.C. city administrator and school board president, has taken discreet steps to explore a run for mayor, according to two peo...

Jennifer Howard's Review of "Radical" -- More Rave Than Review

Elaine Weiss | Posted 04.24.2013 | DC
Elaine Weiss

The level of controversy Michelle Rhee has engendered as a school reformer contrasts sharply with largely unskeptical reviews of her new book, Radical: Fighting to Put Students First.

A New Low in D.C. Politics

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.10.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While many employers can agree on the justice objective of hiring returning citizens generally, the legislative specifics are very important to avoid the kinds of problems that Marion Barry's proposed legislation on ex-offenders presented.

School Reform and the Lives of Girls

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

School reform will not succeed in the absence of a comprehensive agenda to address the conditions of poverty, homelessness, parental illiteracy, drug abuse, hunger and violence that leave children abandoned and debilitated on the margins of this society.

10 Days to the Woodstock of Science -- And You're Invited!

Larry Bock | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC
Larry Bock

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival will be an unforgettable weekend that responds to a growing desire for ways to better understand and interact in meaningful ways with the vast array of technology impacting our lives.

Fighting 30+ DCPS Closures (And Walmart) In Chocolate City to Empower DC

Head-Roc | Posted 05.09.2012 | DC

It's excruciatingly hard for me to believe that I live in the nation's capitol where over 30 DC public schools, serving mostly Black and Brown American communities, are being recommended for closure.

The Mayor's Record

Adam Clampitt | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC
Adam Clampitt

In months of reporting by the mainstream media on topics completely irrelevant to the daily lives of District residents, I have a novel idea. Suppose we actually discuss what Mayor Gray is actually doing to help residents?

Back to School in the Nation's Capital

Lindsey Buss | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Lindsey Buss

Back to School. A time of excitement, anxiety and... failure?

Jill Biden Returns To Teaching

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jill Biden returned to her teaching career today, now that her husband is settled down into the Vice Presidency. According to a White House press rel...