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Sessions Rescinds Documents Protecting Minorities

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On July 3 — the day before America was gearing up to celebrate Independence Day — Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was busy rescinding guidance intended to protect minorities. In a statement Sessions called the documents “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.”

Sessions’ action does not do away the protections, but it makes them harder to understand for people who are not attorneys. So the way they are interpreted may change.

Revocation 9, a 2016 Dear Colleague Letter, pertains to whether minority stude…Read more HERE

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Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship

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Applications for the 2018 Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship are now open!

Last year, Mayor Bowser launched the Mayor’s Opportunity Scholarship, a program designed to support Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) participants in their post-secondary endeavors. This year, Mayor Bowser will award 75 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each to young adults ages 18 to 24 who have successfully attained a high school diploma or equivalent, participated in 2018 MBSYEP, and have enrolled in post-secondary education, occupational skills training, or the military.

Interested 2018 MBSYEP participants can apply at summerjobs.dc.gov. Applications will be accepted until noon on Tuesday, July 17.

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Four challenged D.C. schools are getting new principals. But do school leaders want to work here?

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David Pinder, a D.C. schools official, delivered the frustrating results of a principal search to the Anacostia High teachers.

The school was searching for its sixth principal in a decade and a nationwide hunt had yielded few strong contenders to lead students in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

Pinder said community and faculty panels, which help select principals in the city, had found most of the four finalists unimpressive, according to an audio recording of a June staff meeting obtained by The Washington Post.

The only candidate the panel thought could be a suitable choice would be going to Dunbar High, a District high school that also needed a new leader.

One teacher asked if Pinder, an instructional superintendent for high schools, could bring in more candidates.

Read  more @ The Washington Post

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Prince George’s Co. offering big signing bonuses to lure teachers

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