A study with 15 grade 9-12 District of Columbia public high schools was designed to explore the
effectiveness of the implementation and enforcement of Washington D.C.’s truancy policy,
which went into effect in January 2013. Three variables are explored as measures of
Walter E. Fauntroy became Washington, DC’s first non-voting representative in
Congress on March 23, 1971. Washingtonians had been without self-government for nearly a
century, so as the district’s first Congressman, Fauntroy pushed for home rule legislation,
overpowering opponents by...
In the United States, a significant opportunity gap persists between elementary and secondary
students holding marginalized identities and their more privileged peers. Overwhelming
evidence suggests that this disparity in academic outcomes emerges not from an inherent
difference in students’...
In the past five years, the traditionally black D.C. public school Francis-Stevens in northwest
D.C. has moved to make itself more appealing to the gentrified neighborhood around it. They
have been somewhat successful in drawing in the surrounding community, but many of the
students from the...