NEWS & UPDATES
May 10, 2018
ABC 7 News
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
Graduation season is nearly here, but public charter school leaders say the number of students actually showing up to class is getting worse.
“Our in seat attendance is slightly below what they were last year,” Public Charter School Board Senior Mana...
January 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A new survey of hundreds of D.C. teachers says there are "pervasive problems" with school administrators pressuring teachers to change grades and attendance records.
The Washington Teachers Union and EmpowerED conducted the survey from November to De...
November 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Ballou High School is in the middle of a huge graduation scandal and now a parent is telling the 7 On Your Side I-Team issues at Ballou go much deeper.
Taunya Martin who has a junior at the school says “It's basically the kids we want them to be prod...
November 9, 2017
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Councilman Trayon White expressed outrage on Thursday night, hours after a Ballou Senior High School student was shot on Fourth Street in Southeast D.C.
“A young man 17-years-old shot, walking home from school; if he can’t walk home from school safe,...
Markus on the Kojo Show: D.C. Charters Have Some Of The Highest Salaries For Administrators. So Why Are Their Teachers Making So Little?
February 5, 2019
The mothers and unborn babies in Wards 7 and 8 deserve better
December 29, 2017
VIDEO: Markus Discusses Ward 8's Vision at DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing
February 16, 2019
Rep. Batchelor Urges Families to Look #BeyondtheStars on DC School Report Card as Enrollment Lottery Opens
December 10, 2018
Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Lewis Ferebee to be the Next Chancellor of DC Public Schools
December 4, 2018
What’s going on with the D.C. mayor’s chancellor selection process?
November 17, 2018
Report: Ward 8’s Vision for the Next Chancellor of DC Public Schools