Thursday, March 27, 2008

Commitment

While we've all been distracted by the sturm und drang discussions on public housing and the Braddock Road Metro Small Area Plan, a group of neighborhood moms and dads have been quietly gathering in cyberspace to discuss what it will take to turn around Jefferson-Houston Elementary School.

So far they have engaged not only other parents but also Alexandria School District officials in a thoughtful and constructive discussion about academic conditions, curriculum, test scores, uniforms, and student safety. There have been small but meaningful meetings and the subscriber list appears to be growing.

If you care about the school, why not give their listserve a look?