What to Watch: The Latest in DC Education News| July 12th, 2012 |
School is out, and thoughts are probably turning to swimming and summer camp. But don’t be fooled into thinking that nothing is happening in DC education. There are many changes underway in DCPS and public charter schools that will affect the next school year, starting with the many DC public schools losing librarians and increasing class sizes due to pressures created by the recently adopted fiscal year 2013 budget. There are also new funding for innovations intended to boost the outcomes of DC’s lowest performing schools. And this summer will even include discussions of creating neighborhood admissions preferences for the first time in DC public charter schools. You may be wondering – what exactly is happening with education next year? Here is a breakdown of the some major education initiatives, along with some issues for your consideration.
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