: News

Filed Under:

Schools Look To Make Up Snow Days

Play associated audio
D.C. school leaders are exploring ways for students to make up snow days.
www.flickr.com/Ben+Sam
D.C. school leaders are exploring ways for students to make up snow days.

By Kavitha Cardoza

Students attending D.C. Public Schools missed four days of classes because of the snow. School leaders are exploring various options to make up those days. D.C.P.S. will use two make up days that are already built into the schedule.

June 21st and June 22nd are the Monday and Tuesday after school was previously scheduled to end. But spokesperson Jennifer Calloway says they're exploring other options to make up missed days, including holding Saturday classes or extending the school day.

Several charter schools are trying to make up for lost time as well. Shantelle Wright with Achievement Prep Public Charter School says students don't take Presidents Day off and they plan to extend the school year.

Martha Cutts with Washington Latin Public Charter School says they're looking to use what was supposed to be a parent teacher conference day for instruction as well as possibly holding Saturday classes.

Schools are anxious to make up missed days before students take the standardized tests in April.

NPR

'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
NPR

Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
NPR

The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
NPR

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.