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Kahlil Kuykendall, program manager with Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, stands for a portrait at the Anacostia Community Museum, in Washington D.C., on Dec. 8, 2020.
Kahlil Kuykendall has worked through Crittenton Services of Greater Washington this year to help keep low-income students academically focused.
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Student Achievement Inside the Effort to Find and Help Disengaged Youth
When in-person learning abruptly ended last spring, schools and community groups sprang into action.
Christina A. Samuels, January 6, 2021
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Education Letter to the Editor D.C. Auditor Clarifies Statement
To the Editor:
I am sorry the EdWeek article on public education gains in Washington, D.C., missed the point I made in describing reforms as “more evolutionary than revolutionary” (“D.C. Gains Momentum in Boosting Opportunities for Students,” Quality Counts special report, Jan. 21. 2020). The article recounted gains made in the District’s public schools and indicated that progress is attributable to the 2007 governance decision that turned control of schools over to the city’s mayor. I was interviewed as a former councilmember who served on and chaired the District Council’s education committee.
February 25, 2020
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Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
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Law & Courts High Court Leans Toward Support for Religious Schools
In a case from Montana, conservative justices suggested they were inclined to rule for parents who seek to reinstate a state tax credit funding scholarships for use at religious schools.
Mark Walsh, February 11, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in the District of Columbia
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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In a kindergarten class at Bruce Munroe Elementary School in the District of Columbia, students have a conversation in Spanish about how much things weigh. The District is the most-improved nationally since 2008 on the Chance-for-Success Index.
In a kindergarten class at Bruce Munroe Elementary School in the District of Columbia, students have a conversation in Spanish about how much things weigh. The District is the most-improved nationally since 2008 on the Chance-for-Success Index.
Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
School & District Management D.C. Gains Momentum in Boosting Opportunities for Students
The District of Columbia trailed behind most of the country in 2008 in offering students a chance for success. It's now No. 7, the nation’s most improved in that time.
Madeline Will, January 21, 2020
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School Choice & Charters D.C. Charters Aren't Pushing Kids Out. But They're Not Always Welcoming Them In, Either
The District of Columbia's charters aren't always "backfilling" seats, and there's little financial incentive for them to do so.
Stephen Sawchuk, August 7, 2019
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Education Study of D.C. Vouchers Finds No Effect on Test Scores, but More-Satisfied Students
The evaluation of the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program revealed several mixed outcomes from the only federally funded private school voucher program in the nation.
Andrew Ujifusa, May 15, 2019
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School & District Management D.C. Approves Lewis Ferebee as Its New Schools Chancellor
The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.
Corey Mitchell, March 5, 2019
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School Choice & Charters Indianapolis Superintendent Lewis Ferebee to Lead D.C. Schools
In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.
Corey Mitchell, December 3, 2018
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All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
All the students are known as “kings” at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C.
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Equity & Diversity Photo Essay A Photographer’s View of Ron Brown College Prep
Photographer Jared Soares discusses his experiences, and shares his favorite images from documenting faculty and students.
Education Week Photo Staff, November 14, 2017
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Equity & Diversity Audio Irreconcilable Differences: A Clash Over Academics at D.C. School for Young Black Men
At Ron Brown, lofty ideals crash into reality. Many students are on track to fail, and faculty are revolting against the grading policies.
Kavitha Cardoza & Cory Turner, November 1, 2017
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Student Well-Being Video Raising Kings: A Year of Reporting Inside a High School for Young Black Males
For more than a year, Education Week's Kavitha Cardoza and NPR's Cory Turner reported on the birth of a new high school in Washington, D.C.: Ron Brown College Prep. The school, designed for young men of color, takes a radical approach to educating its students: Educators combine unconditional love and restorative justice with high academic expectations. Cardoza and Turner spent hundreds of hours in the school, from the earliest days of recruiting 100 students to be its inaugural class of freshmen to the final bell in June of 2017. The reporters saw the staff work tirelessly to build a culture of respect and love and to push the students, known as "kings," to believe in their own potential for success. With tremendous access to Ron Brown's classrooms, educators, and students, the reporters witnessed big and small moments of triumph and conflict. Cardoza and Turner discuss what it took to get such open access to a public school--rare for journalists--and their own personal experiences with school and life that they had to hold in check as they reported on the lives of this remarkable school of educators and students.
October 31, 2017
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