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Chronic Absenteeism and Disengagement are NOT Solely Education Issues

The results of the WAMU investigation into Ballou High School are gut-wrenching. Graduating dozens of high school students regardless of whether they were adequately prepared for graduation is setting up DC’s young people for failure.

Holding Orlando in our hearts

This week, our hearts have been heavy as news continues to break with details about the tragedy that happened in Orlando over the weekend. 12 of the lives taken were 24 years old and younger, the age of many youth our member organizations work with: Stanley Almodovar III, 23 Jonathan Camuy, 24 Omar Capo, 20…