Metro Weekly

All posts tagged "schools"

  • Rhee's Tardy Response

    Two years ago Michael Sessa was outraged by the results of the city's 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for students attending public schools in...

  • Life Lessons

    When Dominque Walker went to Capitol Hill this week, she was taking up the work started by her mother, who lobbied Congress to ''mak sure...

  • Playing Out

    At James Madison High School in Vienna, Va., being the gay member of an all-male swim team was ''rough'' enough, says Dan Martinelli. The feelings...

  • Safety Patrol

    Daniel Hays still remembers what life was like in his native Jefferson City, Mo., before coming out in 2002. Hays, an Arlington resident and president...

  • Calling on Rhee

    Students at D.C.'s public high schools who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were four times more likely to attempt suicide over the past year,...

  • Mixed Schoolbag

    Continuing her introduction to the District, the new chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Michelle Rhee, cleared her calendar Monday night to...

  • Safety Monitor

    The transition from July to August coincides with the phrase ''back to school'' creeping back into the collective consciousness. But with kids not due back...

  • The Birds vs. the Bees

    Parents representing Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum (CRC) generated buzz last week by protesting against Montgomery County's sex-ed pilot program with signs that read ''Health...