Posts Tagged ‘merger’

DCPS Turning Its Back on Academic Success

SWWHS parent Donald O. Parsons pens an op-ed on the merger for The Northwest Current. The text is included as below or can be found on Page 9 of the April 16 issue. Additional coverage can be found in the story by reporter Graham Vyse on Page 3 entitled: A year later, School Without Walls Read more »

SWWHS Testifies at DC City Council Hearing

SWW HSA President Jean Boland, SWW student Yared Lingo (’16) and LSAT member Melody Webb testified at the DC City Council hearing on the DCPS budget. They called on Chancellor Henderson to adopt the merger working group recommendations. SWWHS wants a dedicated full-time principal, a separate and transparent budget, one campus and a plan. Review Read more »

SWW Merger: Background and Suggested Talking Points

SWW Merger In January 2013, DCPS Chancellor Henderson made the decision to merge the city’s leading academic public high school, School Without Walls High School (SWW), with Francis Stevens Elementary Campus (FS), a preschool through grade 8 neighborhood school that had been slated for closure. The following provides some background on the merger and the Read more »