Tag Archives: Prince George’s County Public Schools

Cheating in DCPS

Quite frankly, my main response while reading USA Today’s lengthy piece on potential standardized test cheating in DC Public Schools was “oh shit”. This just has really horrible implications for all involved, and it’s a pity that things have come … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the IMPACT System in DCPS

There’s been a lot of press coverage of the IMPACT evaluation program in D.C. Public Schools recently. I worked in the central office when that program was launched, and though I won’t provide further details about what I was doing, … Continue reading

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Segregation and Integration in 2011

Several days ago the New York Times published an article about an issue that’s been around since the genesis of American public schools: integration. Before I get to the article itself, I’m going to go back once again to the … Continue reading

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Keeping Schools Safe

Two students at Gardena High School in Los Angeles were wounded on Tuesday when a gun stored inside a classmate’s backpack went off during class. Both students are still alive and expected to recover, but obviously that doesn’t detract from … Continue reading

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Chronic Student Absenteeism

An article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/17/AR2010101702366.html?nav=mbot) in the Washington Post examines the problem of absenteeism in public schools. When I saw the headline (“Pr. George’s school officials, advocates tackle chronic absenteeism”), I assumed that the article would cover truancy in high schools – … Continue reading

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