See this short-and-sweet report by Washington City Paper Housing Complex reporter Lydia DePillis on YouthBuild Public Charter School’s recent Request for Expressions of Interest (REI) for a partner to develop the upper floors of the JF Cook School. So are Bates area residents the bad guys here? What do you think? No Movement on the … More “nobody responded to YouthBuild’s REI”
Recall that the Request for Information (RFI) from YouthBuild Public Charter School for the redevelopment of the JF Cook School had a deadline of one week ago today – Monday, August 29, 2011 — for responses to its RFI. As a brief refresher, here is the calendar of events in PDF from the YouthBuild RFI … More Who responded to YouthBuild’s RFI?
See this second 01/28/2011 message from Bloomingdale resident Angie Rodgers: Call for A Voluntary Agreement for the Cook School Redevelopment Since the December 10th DC Council public roundtable about the proposed redevelopment of the Cook School, YouthBuild and LAYC have been meeting with civic leaders to determine how we find common ground that would allow … More YouthBuild/LAYC: Call for a voluntary agreement for the Cook School redevelopment
See this 01/28/2011 message from Bloomingdale resident Angie Rodgers: YouthBuild and LAYC stakeholders will be out in the neighborhood surrounding the Cook School this weekend to continue the dialogue with neighbors about the proposed redevelopment. We continue to hear concerns about how the proposed project may jeopardize public safety in an area that already has … More YouthBuild/LAYC canvassing the JF Cook School neighborhood this weekend
Neighborhood resident Malcolm Kenton has posted an entry at the Greater Greater Washington blog at the LAYC/Youthbuild proposed project for the J.F. Cook School. Truxton Circle charter school comes down to the wire by Malcolm Kenton • January 23, 2011 12:38 pm http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/8877/truxton-circle-charter-school-comes-down-to-the-wire/ Malcolm appears to take the position of supporting ~ and not opposing … More LAYC/YouthBuild commentary at the Greater Greater Washington blog
Washington City Paper Housing Complex’s Lydia DePillis provides her preview of District development activity in 2011. Year in Preview: D.C. Development in 2011, Before it Happens. Posted by Lydia DePillis on Jan. 6, 2011 at 8:25 am http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2011/01/06/year-in-preview-d-c-development-in-2011-before-it-happens/ She briefly mentions J.F. Cook School, LAYC and YouthBuild: • Speaking of charter schools: The council will also have … More Housing Complex’s prediction for the LAYC/YouthBuild plans for the J.F. Cook School
On Sunday, I posted an article on YouthBuild, which reported on the second YouthBuild campus coming in 2011 to the JF Cook School. YouthBuild drafts opportunities for dropouts (Washington Post, 12/27/2009) The article mentions that “several of the YouthBuild students have criminal records.” I was anticipating SOME feedback from DC BACA blog readers. I wasn’t anticipating … More No community feedback on “several YouthBuild students have criminal records” …?
Today’s Washington Post includes an article on YouthBuild. The article mentions YouthBuild’s second campus coming in 2011 to the JF Cook School. Executive Director Arthur Dade is quoted. Note that the article mentions that several of the YouthBuild students have criminal records. I have copied a few paragraphs of this Post article here. YouthBuild drafts … More YouthBuild profiled in 12/27/2009 Washington Post article
See this letter-to-the-editor in the Thursday, October 29, 2009, Examiner from Volita Russell, Math and Science GED Instructor at YouthBuild Public Charter School. See her profile here: http://www.ybpcs.org/aboutus.html . Ms. Russell may very well be referring to the lively Monday, 10/05/2009, Bates Area Civic Associaton (BACA) meeting — at which the BACA members voted to oppose LAYC/YB coming … More YouthBuild instructor responds to community concerns about LAYC/YB at JF Cook School
This Washington Post article indicates that the DC Department of General Services will consider charter school offers to lease the JF Cook & Langston Schools. Click on the WaPo link below to read the entire article. Vacant D.C. school buildings could house public chartersBy Bill Turque, Published: April 3 [http://www.washingtonpost.com/todays_paper?dt=2012-04-04&bk=B&pg=3] Four vacant D.C. public school buildings could … More WaPo: Charter school leases considered for Cook, Langston