Task force meetings on D.C. charter and regular schools will be public

D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles plans to open up meetings to the public for a task force that is being created to improve planning between the District’s traditional and charter schools, reversing an earlier decision to hold the meetings behind closed doors.

The task force, which will grapple with such contentious issues as how the city’s public schools can collaborate won the location and type of new schools that will open, was announced in August.


Proposals Put Sunshine Law Under Siege

Florida's Government in the Sunshine Law is getting a little cloudy from three dozen bills that, if passed, would create exceptions ranging from not disclosing finalists for top state university and college jobs to exempting addresses and other information on all former and active members of the military.

For average citizens, it means less information on a wide range of issues to which they have had access for at least five decades. That also means less opportunity to have a say in issues or decisions being made that affect them.