The Answer Sheet: dcps


Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

What's wrong with this school language survey form?

Look at this Home Language Survey Form from D.C. Public Schools to parents. What's wrong with it?

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Public Schools, DCPS Home Language Survey

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 02/07/2010

D.C. schools close: Better late than never

I don’t know what happened in the two hours between the announcement by D.C. Public Schools that schools would open two hours late Monday, and the announcement by D.C. Public Schools that schools would be closed (like all the other school districts in the region as well as the federal government), but clearly, we’ve got a problem here. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad that D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee reconsidered the decision and came to the conclusion that the better part of valor here was not putting kids and adults at risk by braving snow and ice-filled streets to get to school. But the process that resulted in the initial decision needs to be reviewed. So, for that matter, does the decision to keep administrative offices open tomorrow one hour late, without any hint of leniency for those who can't get there.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:00 PM ET, 02/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools | Tags:  dcps

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/07/2010

Rhee, Fenty: Say it isn’t so about opening D.C. schools

Sometimes bucking a trend shows leadership, courage and smarts. And sometimes it suggests the opposite. This is one of those “opposite” times. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, presumably with the approval of Mayor Adrian Fenty, has decided to do something that every other school district—and the federal government—realized is a bad idea: Open tomorrow.

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools | Tags:  dcps