Members of Jackson-Reed’s Arab Student Union said they were barred from showing “The Occupation of the American Mind," which has been accused of antisemitism.
December 30th, 2023 - Washington Post reporter Laura Lumpkin reported that parents and teens have accused Jackson-Reed administrators of censorship after shutting down a documentary screening of a documentary on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Read the full story here.
December 5th, 2023 - WJLA Channel 7 News - New Report details startling statistics on chronic absenteeism in DC public schools - This week, The Office of the D.C. State Superintendent of Education issued startling statistics on absenteeism during the last school year. The statistics show that 40% of D.C. students missed 10% or more school days. WTU President, Jacqueline Pogue Lyons, said chronic absenteeism hinders learning.
“You start a lesson or theme of the curriculum on Monday, you have half your kids there,” said Lyons. “And if they come on Tuesday, you have to not only consider the kids who came Monday, you have to consider the kids that weren't there on Monday." Watch the full story here or click on picture above.
December 5th, 2023 - WUSA Channel 9 News reported on biases in IMPACT - DCPS' teacher evaluation system - as one cause of DC's loss of 25% of teachers yearly - a rate higher than other of urban cities. Watch the full story here or click on photo above.
December 2nd, 2023 - WTOP Radio Interviews DCPS teacher Dylan Craig on why teachers are leaving the classroom. To learn more, please click here or click photo above.
December 1st, 2023 - The Washington Post - DC Teachers are leaving their classrooms. Here's why. - Dozens of D.C. teachers are sounding the alarm as many of their colleagues continue to leave the classroom, a trend reflected in data that show teacher turnover — after dipping during the pandemic — has spiked again. Read the full story here or click on picture above.
November 29th, 2023 - The Washington Post - Julius Becton, Army general who led FEMA and DC schools, dies at 97: He became one of the military's highest-ranking Black officers before launching a second career as a public administrator. Read the full story here or click on photo above.