This week I don my advocate hat to push for a much-needed renovation of our neighborhood elementary school. In 2012, when I was appointed co-chair of the School Improvement Team at Murch Elementary in Washington, DC, our committee figured that we’d soon be analyzing Ed Specs and blueprints to help make our school a model of educational effectiveness. But then last year, without warning, our funding was mysteriously pushed back in Mayor Vincent Gray’s capital budget. As I explain in an op-ed in this week’s Northwest Current, our 85-year-old building is extremely overcrowded, unsafe, and fast-deteriorating, and we can’t take the chance of being overlooked again.
Here are highlights from our “kitchen.” Yum! (And yet, we love this school!)