Category Archives: District of Columbia

The First Adult Charter School Opened in D.C. in 1998, Not Today

(Updated Below) From today’s POLITICO Morning Education: FIRST ADULT CHARTER SCHOOL OPENS IN D.C. — The first adult charter school in Washington, D.C. to offer educational services and skills training opens today. The Community College Preparatory Academy teamed up with Pearson to … Continue reading

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Here’s an Idea for D.C.’s New One City Fund – Use It to Address the Lack of Diversity on Nonprofit Boards

From a May 5th article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy on how racial bias impedes diversity at nonprofits: A 2010 Urban Institute report found that people of color are underrepresented on nonprofit boards in the Baltimore-Washington area, given their share … Continue reading

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The “Least Surprising Policy Position Ever”

This is old news, but I was amused by Michael Neibauer’s lede in this January 30th article for the Washington Business Journal on Walmart’s opposition to a proposed living wage law in D.C.: In the least surprising policy position ever, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. … Continue reading

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Grandparents and Adult Education

In many low income communities, grandparents raising children are a critically under appreciated issue. Legislation like this that supports grandparent caregivers makes sense, but as the author points out, it’s just a small piece of the kind of investment needed. … Continue reading

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