Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

 

By Charles Sosnik

 

It’s not often that we get good news from Washington D.C. As the seat of our nation’s government, we are inundated with stories about in-fighting and partisan politics. Even the school system, D.C. Public Schools, has traditionally been a political hot bed with far too many politicians weighing in. In fact, we have become so accustomed to hearing negative things about D.C and its schools that you may be surprised to hear what is really going on there. The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary.

McClary is a visionary leader and strategic thinker who is adept at continually refining and advancing an organization. At DCPS, he has been able to take the helm and drive forward an ambitious plan, whose aim is to “empower a community of learners by leveraging technology to develop critical thinkers who curate, collaborate, create, and communicate, in order to broaden, accelerate, and share their understanding of a digital and globally competitive world.​”

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