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D.C. Schools Insider: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Chancellor selection panel holds first meeting

The panel that will make recommendations to Mayor Vincent C. Gray on the next chancellor met for the first time Thursday night, in a five-hour session at the Reeves Center.There's only one real name in the mix at this point,...

By Bill Turque  | February 25, 2011; 7:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Reinoso lands at Georgetown

Former deputy mayor for education Victor Reinoso is Georgetown University's new senior adviser for new project development, the school paper reported this afternoon. Quoting the school's formal announcement, The Hoya said Reinoso, a 1991 Georegtown graduate, will report to President...

By Bill Turque  | February 25, 2011; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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New deputy mayor for education gets gentle council treatment

By the standards of recent D.C. Council oversight hearings for the deputy mayor of education, this one was a breeze. That's because the deputy mayor in the witness chair Wednesday afternoon was not Victor Reinoso, but De'Shawn Wright, newly appointed...

By Bill Turque  | February 24, 2011; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Students get a lesson, and a song, from EWF

After three weeks of practice, the young musicians at the Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts sounded ready to accompany the legendary R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire Thursday at a benefit for the school Thursday night at...

By Hamil R. Harris  | February 23, 2011; 11:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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District to appeal decision reinstating fired teachers

When Vincent C. Gray was elected, supporters of the Fenty-Rhee school reform movement worried out loud that the campaign support he received from D.C. teachers would cause him to roll back some of the former chancellor's personnel decisions. They're likely...

By Bill Turque  | February 23, 2011; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Per-student funding, charter facilities allowance, headed south in Gray's budget proposal

Bad budget news continues to trickle out of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration. New deputy mayor for education De'Shawn Wright says that the proposed "foundation level" for fiscal year 2012 Uniform Per Student Funding Formula will be $8,770. If that...

By Bill Turque  | February 22, 2011; 7:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Glitch causes some to miss word on two-hour delay

DCPS parents who signed up for e-mail alerts did not get one informing them of this morning's two-hour weather delay. Spokeswoman Safiya Simmons said a "glitch" kept the message from leaving DCPS central offices. She said all other portals -...

By Bill Turque  | February 22, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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'Superman' town hall for D.C. parents

"Waiting for Superman," the edu-documentary that is high on charter schools and tough on teachers' unions, may have been shut out of the Academy Award nominations, but it's enjoying a long half-life as an organizing tool. Participant Media, the film's...

By Bill Turque  | February 22, 2011; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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