Majority of U.S. public school students living in poverty

According to a new analysis of 2013 federal data, poverty among public school students is on the rise, and the majority of U.S. students in pre-kindergarten to 12th grade now come from low-income families. This has been an… Read More


Georgetown to hold panel at SXSW (yes, you read that right)

When did Georgetown become hip and indie? Well, maybe when it was asked to present a panel at Austin’s SXSW this March (though Vox still has its doubts about the University’s indie rock talents). Although South by Southwest… Read More

Georgetown panel to present at national education innovation conference

This past Thursday, Georgetown University announced that it had been selected to attend SXSWEdu 2014, a national convention full of innovators looking for ways to improve the future of education. Georgetown University will send Program Manager for New… Read More

While majority of claims dismissed, civil rights aspects of Empower D.C. lawsuit to move forward

The lawsuit filed against Chancellor Kaya Henderson after the decision to shutter 15 D.C. public schools was  evaluated last week by Judge James E. Boasberg of the District Court. The opinion, released last week, granted partial dismissal of… Read More

Former Mayor of D.C. Adrian Fenty speaks in Lohrfink

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty addressed students Tuesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium about his controversial education reform. Elected in 2006, Fenty is best known for his takeover of the D.C. public school system—bringing it directly under the mayor—and… Read More

Principal Pope of Hardy Middle School ousted by Rhee

On Friday afternoon at Georgetown’s Hardy Middle School, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee proved speculations that she would remove the well-liked Principal Patrick Pope from his post to be correct. The Washington Post‘s Bill Turque reported that before a roomful… Read More

Rhee to make “major announcement” about Georgetown school, meet with parents

Hardy Middle School Michelle Rhee, the gung-ho, tenure-terminating, union-hated D.C. school chancellor, has more or less left schools in the Georgetown neighborhood alone. In October, however, a Northwest Current article reported that she planned to make a “major… Read More

In D.C., students graduate with more debt than in any state

Graduates from colleges in the District of Columbia have the highest level of debt in the nation, according to a report released Tuesday by The Project on Student Debt. Students in the District’s class of 2008 averaged $29,793… Read More

Obama administration announces a kinder, gentler FAFSA

As anyone who has ever applied for financial aid knows, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is not exactly user-friendly. With up to 153 questions, FAFSA is a confusing inconvenience for families that are financially literate and… Read More

College rankings reeling from rigging accuasations

Perhaps not 100% reliable The world of Higher Education has been in a tizzy lately over a couple allegations of ranking rigging. I know what you’re thinking: ‘What? The U.S. News & World Report college ranking system isn’t… Read More