Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
Ron Brown College Preparatory High School is in its second year of operation as D.C.’s first and only all-male public high school. The three-part podcast “Raising Kings,”– produced by two embedded education reporters– evaluates the success of that first year. Although the entire freshman class passed, the vast majority tested below grade-level on reading and math, and some blame the low scores on the prep school’s emphasis on social and emotional learning outside the classroom. Kojo reflects on Ron Brown’s first year in D.C. and the contentious question of when, if ever, it makes sense to sacrifice academic standards.
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