March 29, 2017

By Ryan M. McDermott - The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The recent national outcry over missing children in Washington, D.C., has left residents east of the Anacostia River wondering why it took so long for people to recognize there was a problem.
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March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — When D.C. police recently boosted their online postings of missing people, it raised alarm as the public learned, maybe for the first time, the high number of cases, especially including children. 

Many cases are quickly resolved; others, including t...

March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON--For years, activists like Natalie and Derrica Wilson, Tina Frundt, Henderson Long and other concerned D.C. residents labored with little recognition or notice trying to bring attention to the hidden crisis of missing Black and Brown men, women and children....

March 27, 2017

A 24-year-old man, who serves on the D.C. State Board of Education as the Ward 8 representative, is spearheading an effort to get information and resources to potential or current runaway teens and their families.


Markus Batchelor started a campaign called Save Our Sis...

March 26, 2017

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Even though city leaders have repeatedly said they haven’t seen an increase in missing persons cases in the nation’s capital, it continues to be a hot topic. With many people, including celebrities, using hashtags like #dcmissinggirls.

“And I think...

March 22, 2017

By: James Wright Special to the AFRO jwright@afro.com

Education leaders in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County, Md. are reacting negatively to a bill proposed by an Iowa U.S. representative that makes substantial changes in the administration of public...

March 22, 2017

Wednesday, 8 p.m.

The D.C. State Board of Education voted 6–3 Wednesday evening to approve the city’s proposed ESSA plan.


“We’ve come a long way with this plan, but in the interests of all of our students in all parts of the city, we must go farther,” said Markus Batc...

March 21, 2017

The D.C. State Board of Education will vote tomorrow on a plan to implement school accountability standards that have education stakeholders chomping at the bit.

The proposal, drafted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), bases 70 percent of s...

Remember that old saying “what gets measured gets done”? In our data-driven schools, “What gets measured gets taught.”

Since No Child Left Behind was signed in 2002, states, including the District, have been required to rate schools based on reading and math test scor...

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