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Jefferson dome.

A couple of articles in the national news about our overly-large school district.

Which are probably not going over well in the superintendent’s office since, when I worked for them, our guiding principle was to never do anything that would land in a Washington Post story. Much less on TV news.

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Unattractive Magnet

In addition to coping with online schooling in the wake of the pandemic, and trying to figure out what “reopening” might look like, this fall leadership in our overly-large school district also have another Post-headline-generating problem to cope with.

It seems that a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Math and Science, the district’s marquee magnet school, noticed something funny about the composition of the fall class: there were very few Latino students, and statistically no Blacks.

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