D.C. Schools

Former first lady Michelle Obama surprised students at a Washington, D.C. high school, talking with them about their dreams, education, the current political climate and more subjects.

More than 100 teachers and staff at two D.C. schools learned this week that they must reapply for their jobs under a shake-up by Chancellor Kaya Henderson. Read More

Ever since D.C. Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced plans to close 15 city schools, activists and politicians have peppered her with different versions of the same question: How will she persuade students from closed schools to stay within DCPS instead of fleeing to charters? Read More

Savoy Elementary is one of eight in the country earmarked by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities as a “turnaround” school one in dire need of help. For three years, each of the eight is “adopted” by a well-known artist (in Savoy’s case, the actress Kerry Washington) and receives a tremendous funding boost to institute […]