|In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, SpeakeasyDC and Teaching for Change will premier After-School Special: A Night of True Stories By & About Educators on May 7 and May 9 at Atlas Performing Arts Center located at 1333 H St. NE. If you are a teacher, administrator, parent, student, involved in the schools in any way and have an equity/social justice story about working with students, or a teacher or other school staff person, please pitch your story here. Read more.|
Isaiah Lyles was shocked as he watched his daughter Da’Vonna and her pre-Kindergarten classmates attempt to hide in plain sight from an “active shooter” during a safety drill. This day in January, Orr Elementary (DCPS) was among the schools participating in a safety assessment after the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Orr, which was built in the 1970s, has an open floor plan, so there are no walls in the halls or separating classrooms. Read more.