Wednesday, July 02, 2008

DCPS gets more grant money

Fresh on the heels of the $800k they received to improve their emergency management DC's public schools (indirectly) land another $750k.
The Collaborative for Education Organizing, led by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, is giving money to groups that advocate for language access, research high school dropout rates and mobilize parents and school activists.

The grants, which represent a significant private investment toward fixing the District's public schools, will be administered independently of the school system. The funders said they hope the grants will help nonprofit groups give voice to parents, students and residents as they seek to influence schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's retooling agenda.

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