August 31, 2009 |
Private schools without religious affiliation spend almost twice as much per student as their public and Catholic counterparts and more than double that of other Christian schools nationwide, according to a new study. In the Washington area, there are about 330 private schools with enrollments above 50 students, according to Education Department data . Two-thirds have some religious affiliation, and a quarter are members of non-Catholic Christian school associations. Although it is not surprising that some private schools spend...
February 14, 2013 |
For the first time in decades, the D.C. City Title basketball game will not pit the top Catholic league team against the D.C. public school champion. In the D.C. State Athletic Association's ongoing effort to create a championship format integrating public, private and charter schools within the District, a new eight-team tournament format will be rolled out in March to decide the city champ. The new structure replaces a championship that dates from 1957 and has been contested...
November 21, 2011
Ritalou R. Harris, 75, executive director of the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington from 1973 to 2000, died Oct. 17 at a hotel in Ithaca, N.Y., where she was traveling with friends. The Chevy Chase resident had a ruptured brain aneurysm, said her daughter Gail H. Thomason. Mrs. Harris oversaw operations at the association, which supports independent private schools in the Washington area and is now known as Independent Education. Her responsibilities included advocacy work, government...
May 3, 2012 |
High school football teams in the District could vie for a true city championship as early as this fall, according to a proposal by statewide athletic director Clark Ray. The proposal includes a four-team playoff of public charter schools, independent schools and private schools, with the winner to meet the champion of the Turkey Bowl, the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title game traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day. The city-wide...
March 2, 2009 |
Private schools in the Washington region are feeling squeezed by the economic downturn, seeing shrinking endowments and in some cases declining enrollment. A Maryland State Department of Education analysis points to a 3 percent decline in private school enrollment in its eight-county suburban region from fall 2007 to fall 2008. The analysis considered schools that had reported head counts to the state in both years. Enrollment declined from 60,822 to 59,054 over that time. Bigger, bolder open-house signs popped up outside the...
June 2, 2012 |
SO GOOD IS the football team fielded by Friendship Collegiate Academy in the District that it was ranked among the Washington area's best high school teams in The Post's influential rankings last year. Despite that, the Knights didn't get to play for the city championship; as a charter school, Friendship was ineligible. That cruel inequity is coming to an end with the long-overdue decision by city officials to create an equal playing field for the growing numbers of charter school student-athletes.