Representative Markus Batchelor

(202) 455-1032



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Washington, D.C. 20001

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February 5, 2019

D.C. has gained national recognition for its above-average teaching salaries. From 2016-2017, the average D.C. public school teacher earned just over $76,400.

But, at the District’s charter schools, the average salary is about sixteen thousand dollars less.

So, what is c...

November 17, 2018

By Perry Stein

November 17

A panel advising D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on the selection of a chancellor to lead the District’s public schools has disbanded, suggesting that the search for a new education chief may be nearing an end.

But the advisory board has not rev...

June 29, 2018

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday that the process of finding a permanent Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS) has begun.

Whoever gets the nod will have to work hard to rebuild the community’s trust. Previous chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned in February after...

June 28, 2018

Four months into her tenure as interim leader of D.C.’s public schools, Amanda Alexander is preparing to hire two deputy chancellors — among the most powerful positions in the school system.

At the same time, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced Thursday she would begin...

June 5, 2018

When a lockdown happens in the District’s public schools, teachers and administrators are supposed to “close and secure (lock, if possible)” classroom doors and windows. But in a substantial number of the city’s public and charter schools, locking classroom doors is no...

May 10, 2018


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...

May 2, 2018

WASHINGTON — Following the graduation-rate scandal in which a third of D.C. high school seniors graduated in 2017 without meeting requirements, a D.C. State Board of Education task force is recommending some changes.

A draft report by a task force of educators, parents...

April 19, 2018

Critics say tax dollars could directly fund classrooms instead.

For residents worried about the District’s public schools receiving the right amount of funding to support more than 48,000 students, something just doesn’t add up.

Year after year, parents, teachers, and ad...