Taylor Swaak (@tswaak27 )

Taylor Swaak

Bio Correspondent @The74 on DC schools response, recovery amid #COVID19 | @thedbk raised | education nerd🤓 | tips, podcast recs: taylor@the74million.org
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iPhone : NEW: What might police-free schools look like? This district in suburban Minneapolis expelled its cops years ago — with lessons for educators nationwide: bit.ly/2BQDJ4J The 74

iPhone : NEW: Here's the plan for how the nation's largest school district will reopen this fall. Kids in schools 1-3 days a week, most kids in schools 2-3 days. No more than 12 people in a classroom at a time.
nytimes.com/2020/07/08/nyr…

Twitter Web App : Camps cancelled. Pools closed. Basketball rims missing.

#COVID19 upended what used to be structured summer days for D.C. dad DaSean Jones & his 4 kids. Now, he's trying to balance giving them freedom & continuing their learning PAVE The 74 bit.ly/2VYbSGN

Twitter Web App : Our talented reporters spent a summer day with three families trying to make it through the pandemic. What they found is both heartbreaking and heroic. Making It Work: A Day in the Life of Families Living Through a Summer Like No Other The 74 the74million.org/?p=557818

Twitter Web App : After the Council chairman took it out of the budget -- and then a new amendment was introduced -- the D.C. Council votes 8-5 to transfer the school security contract from MPD to DCPS. The $23 million contract will also shrink by ~$4 million washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

Twitter Web App : Unanimous support for my amendment to delay big corporate tax cuts & instead $$ goes to:

$3M for undocumented Excluded Workers
$1M for emergency rental assistance
$1.4M for housing via Tenant Based LRSP
$1M for more violence prevention efforts
$1M for School Based Mental Health

iPhone : DC Council will hold its first vote on the budget next week. Here's our summary of the changes lawmakers have made so far: dcfpi.org/all/dc-budget-…

iPhone : Looking through PPP DC education data. 25+ charter schools received a loan between $150k & $5 million. Among the recipients: Richard Wright, LAMB, Roots, Monument, Lee, MundoV, Seed, Bridges, Meridian, DC Scholars, Eagle, Achievement Prep

Background here: washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

iPhone : Best of June: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee talks COVID-19 recovery plans, with an eye toward returning to in-person instruction (via Taylor Swaak) & more of our most-shared articles from the month buff.ly/3dKd7zg pic.twitter.com/Lby3x1pa3g

Twitter Web App : Lot of Qs still on NYC summer youth jobs (and it's July). Curious to see the final model for the SYEP slots that are brought back. In D.C., youth employers weeks ago were rushing to reimagine virtual (but still meaningful) opportunities for teens: bit.ly/3igMq8S twitter.com/reemadamin/sta…

Twitter Web App : Happening tomorrow (6/30) at 12pm: Join D.C. Policy Center to hear about what we know and don't about outcomes for former DC high school students, and how this transition might differ this year. Register below! twitter.com/dcpolicycenter…