Tonya Kinlow, the District of Columbia Ombuds for Public Education, has begun to issue monthly reports summarizing cases. This year, the Ombuds has responded to 68 visitors in February, 92 in April, and 86 in May. (A report for March 2008 is not available on-line.) Most of the issues have been student-focused, especially regarding communication, safety and suspension/truancy. In addition, Kinlow has continued outreach efforts with community organizations and has developed a public service announcement that is running on a local cable station. (DC Public Education Ombuds Reports for Feb. 2008, Apr. 2008, May 2008.)
Related post: DC Schools Ombuds Reports on Progress.