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Ballou investigation prompts policy change

In a directive sent via email to the DCPS community on January 16, Chancellor Antwan Wilson outlined several changes to DCPS policy that will be implemented in the coming months. The changes involve verifying students have met graduation requirements, conducting more rigorous credit recovery, managing truancy, and adding teacher feedback to student grading. These policy

Congress proposes expansion of school choice programs in DC

Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently introduced a bill entitled the “Educational Freedom Accounts Act,” (EFAA) that aims to provide Education Savings Accounts to all DCPS students. Though the chances are slim, if the bill manages to pass it will represent the most significant expansion of school choice programs in the United States, providing all DCPS