Tag Archive for Washington DC

Our Olympian Effort

If the Olympics were coming to Washington DC this summer, instead of London – as many in DC hoped they would when applying a few years back – we would house all the athletes, feed all the athletes, and ensure that every athlete was well-prepared to succeed. Why can’t we do that for our residents, for every child and adult…

Zero percent

On Tuesday, I was at an elementary school in DC where I met with the principal.  She is a dynamic and effective leader, and the school is improving as a result.  Presently, the school-wide percentage for reading at a proficient level is 41%.   One grade, however, has 0% of the children at proficiency.   One hundred percent of these…