The Office of the State Superintendent of Education and BB&T Bank provided funding to send 15 homeless D.C. students to summer “bridge” programs at local universities, where they take college courses and stay in dorms.
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Vendor and artist Gwynette Smith writes about an individual’s role in their community and the world
The Youth Suicide Prevention and School Climate Survey Act of 2016 draws teacher focus to vulnerable student populations via new training programs that will begin October 2016.
When D.C. General’s Closure causes families to relocate, students will be able to remain at their original public school
Street Sense Vendor Marcus Green recently graduated from Project Empowerment and looks ahead to a job interview and self-publishing his first book.
Developments emerge regarding the closing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for renovations.
“Paying for college can seem daunting, but fortunately there are many options available to help you cover the cost of higher education,” said Arthur Johnson.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states create a system to identify low-performing schools and schools with large achievement gaps between various subgroups and and create a new and improved accountability framework for the D.C. school system, which will be in place for the 2017-18 school year. The D.C. State Board of Education is holding community meetings in every ward to discuss ESSA and get community input.
See where the candidates for D.C.’s 2016 Primaries stand on issues affecting the District’s un-housed community
Nowadays, I often ask myself what’s next. It’s logical that a person who has experienced the things that I have would constantly ask that question…. Read more »
As we move towards the summer, hundreds of thousands of college graduates are receiving their degrees and if you are someone who is homeless, struggling… Read more »
The political masquerade, aka the electoral primaries before the big vote in November 2016, has mesmerized our brains, dominated our conscious mind, lead us into… Read more »
District residents spoke up about public discrimination and police misconduct at an April 6 Know Your Rights meeting hosted by the Office of Human Rights… Read more »
Adam discusses how his digital marketing workshop has evolved into a groundbreaking income-generating model for homeless individuals.
On Thursday February 4, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced an addition to the D.C. Public Library’s Sing Talk and Read Program (STAR). The new component, Books… Read more »
At a January 20 public meeting, the Washington, D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to award State Diplomas to adult students. This decision permits… Read more »
After reading a May, 2016, Street Sense article that mentioned assistance provided to LGBTQ youth by the Wanda Alston Foundation, D.C. resident Sharon Lockwood contacted… Read more »
The author and educator discusses how her book, Are We Home Yet?, shines a light on the issue of child homelessness.
In October, the grandiose National Cathedral in Northwest Washington D.C. held a forum about the intersection of capitalism and morality: “The Inequality Challenge.” The forum… Read more »