WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

New York-Based Charter School Operator To Take Over D.C. School

Play associated audio

A New York-based charter school operator has agreed to take over a large public charter school in Washington that was nearly closed last year for poor academic performance.

The Washington Post reports that Democracy Prep will take over the Imagine Southeast school beginning this summer. The group says it plans to continue offering single-sex classes at the school.

The school will be renamed Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School and will continue to serve students in pre-K through sixth grade. Students who are currently enrolled will be guaranteed a spot at the school.

Democracy Prep has built a reputation for raising test scores among poor children in Harlem. The group operates nine campuses in New York and New Jersey.

NPR

Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
NPR

He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
NPR

For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
WAMU 88.5

A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

Leave a Comment

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