Listen as Larry spoke with Dr. Dianne G. Brown, the Chief Academic Officer at National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School, about the success of National Prep and her suggestions for improving D.C. Public Schools.
What is going on in the D.C. public school system?
Over the last three months, DCPS, lauded for several years as a success story of the national movement to reform urban schools, has been beset by its worst series of scandals in at least a decade.
Scrutiny of high school graduation rates — launched in response to an investigation by WAMU-FM (88.5) and NPR — revealed that one-third of graduates should not have received diplomas last year because of chronic truancy and other problems. The manipulation of those figures led to the firing of several school administrators and prompted an ongoing investigation by the FBI, U.S. Education Department and D.C. Office of the Inspector General … [Read More]
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