Vincent Gray hires consultant for D.C. schools study
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Illinois company with close ties to the charter school movement has been commissioned by the Gray administration to study public education in the District of Columbia.
The Washington Post reports that the analysis by the Illinois Facilities Fund will be used to guide what could become a significant round of school closures next year. The city has more than 40 traditional schools with fewer than 300 students apiece.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson said the study could be a "game changer" and that it could lead to a smaller traditional public school system and more charter schools.
Under former mayor Adrian M. Fenty, the district's school reform effort was heavily focused on traditional schools. About 40 percent of the 75,000 D.C. public school students attend charter schools.
Information from: http://www.washingtonpost.com
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Only On 7
Now you can get customized weather right down to your street! Plan your day and week ahead with ABC7's Interactive 7-day forecast!
TBD Blogs What you need to read
The Market Report
@TBD On Foot
Best of TBD In case you missed it
Here's a visual look at the eight most delicious, disgusting meals in the country.