Past Newsletters

Back-to-school (2015) newsletter

To get on my regular email list, email ruth4schools@yahoo.com. Follow me on twitter @ruth4schools.  Email me at ruth4schools@yahoo.com. Wilson Budget Saga–better, but continuing; Free Metro; PARCC Standards; What We Need to Know About DC Schools and Don’t; Credit Flexibility for HS students? Diplomas for GED recipients? For those of you with kids in school, I …

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Severe Wilson HS budget cut moves forward (2015)

May 7,  2015 Newsletter To get on my regular email list, please email me at ruth4schools@yahoo.com Today’s newsletter is heavy on the DC education budget!!! Now is the time to Contact Education Committee Chair David Grosso (dgrosso@dccouncil.us) re: the Wilson budget cut! Also, two new education advocacy groups on the scene; how not to teach …

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April 2015 HTML Newsletter

Newsletter, April 7, 2015 Lots of school news! Budget cuts proposed for Wilson… State Board of Education calls for study of over-testing and curriculum narrowing… Language Immersion Schools… Parent Cabinet… PARCC Comments? Quick Communications Logistics: Some of you are receiving this on a listserve; others as an email. If you’re reading this on a listserve …

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Jan 29 Newsletter: “Waiver,” new SBOE officers, Reno school opening

Hi All, I was elected to DC’s State Board in November, sworn in on January 2, and attended my first formal meeting last week. With this note, I hope to begin regular communication with all of you. Below are announcements, requests, news, and so forth. Over time, I expect to have more information and links …

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