WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Officials Reconsider Charter School Admissions

Play associated audio
Education officials are re-evaluating whether neighborhood residents should be given preference in public charter school admissions.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortinbras/2931835903
Education officials are re-evaluating whether neighborhood residents should be given preference in public charter school admissions.

D.C. officials are considering whether some public charter schools should give neighborhood residents preference in the admissions process. Published reports claim the idea is drawing mixed reaction from charter school leaders.

A task force of education officials is expected to make recommendations this fall, which could change where the city's 77,000 public school students attend class.

Typically charter school enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis. If demand exceeds space, admission is decided by lottery.

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown says families living near successful charter schools shouldn't have to depend on lotteries to enroll in the school.

NPR

'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
NPR

Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
WAMU 88.5

How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

WAMU 88.5

How Artificial Intelligence And Robots Will Impact Jobs And How We Think About Work

Many experts say artificial intelligence and robots will displace jobs at a faster and faster pace over the coming decade. What changes in technology could mean for how we work.

Leave a Comment

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