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Indianapolis superintendent chosen to lead D.C. Public Schools
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Dec 4, 6:55 AM: Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) on Monday named the Indianapolis schools superintendent to be the next leader of D.C. Public Schools, choosing an heir to the educational philosophy that put the city’s classrooms in the national spotlight >
Annual EdFEST to Help Parents Through School Lottery
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Nov 29, 8:07 AM: Representatives from more than 180 DC public schools and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs and parents and students will be able to learn about My School DC, the online common lottery.
Opinion: D.C.’s education system needs an independent mirror
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Nov 27, 7:49 AM: The District’s attempt to create an education research-practice partnership and seed it with public funds is commendable. But the city government should work with a university or research organization to start a partnership with its >
How much was a vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education races?
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Nov 26, 8:53 AM: How much was a single vote worth in the D.C. State Board of Education elections? Maybe $3? $5? Even $8? Those races gained increased visibility courtesy of generous donors who contributed more than $250,000 to 10 candidates vying >
The Public School With The Highest Attendance Rates In D.C. Is Empty Most Of The Year
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Nov 16, 6:13 AM: Friendship Public Charter School Online is the only K-8 tuition-free virtual school in Washington, D.C., and it reported the highest attendance rates in the city for the 2017-2018 school year — 99.8 percent. They also reported no >
Educators And Agitators Win D.C. State Board Of Education Races
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Nov 8, 6:00 AM: In what turned out to be an expensive D.C. State Board of Education race, educators and those seeking to shake up the system won by double-digit percentages.
In D.C. Board of Education races, voters choose proponents of traditional public schools
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Nov 7, 7:40 AM: D.C. voters had a philosophical question about public education to answer at the polls Tuesday: Did they want candidates who would more likely be fervent advocates of the traditional public school system, or those who would bolster >
D.C. charter schools argue in appeals court that city is breaking federal law and funding them unequally
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Nov 6, 6:01 AM: A four-year-old lawsuit challenging the District’s treatment of charter schools continued in court Monday, with a coalition of charters arguing to federal judges that the city’s unequal funding of schools is breaking the >
Why are so many DC teachers leaving their jobs?
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Oct 25, 7:29 AM: D.C. public and charter schoolteachers appeared before the D.C. State Board of Education Wednesday night to offer some of the reasons why the District has an unusually high turnover rate of teachers.
D.C. partners with college to offer associates degree to high schoolers in poorest neighborhoods
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Oct 18, 5:02 AM: The District’s public school system is partnering with Bard College in New York to open a school next fall that will allow students to graduate from high school with a two-year college associate degree.
Money continues to trickle into unusually expensive D.C. State Board of Education races
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Oct 16, 7:20 AM: Money continues to trickle to the candidates running to be on the D.C. State Board of Education — positions that wield little power in the District but have attracted significant amounts of money.
Why is so much money flowing into D.C.’s school board races?
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Oct 9, 6:49 AM: The checks are flowing in from across the country: $200 from a charter school principal in New York, $100 from a Silicon Valley employee, another $100 from a school leadership consultant in North Carolina.
Editorial: The D.C. school system has made enormous progress. These bills would set it back.
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Oct 1, 6:04 AM: IT SEEMS it is time for another reminder of what the District of Columbia public school system was like before mayoral control. School didn’t start on time each fall because buildings weren’t ready.
D.C. Council members look to curtail mayor’s control of city schools
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Sep 18, 7:37 AM: Some D.C. lawmakers want to curtail mayoral control of the city’s education system — a move that could blunt criticism that the D.C. Council has done little to hold Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) accountable after high-profile school >
Mayor Bowser alters panel that selects schools chief amid parents’ lawsuit
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Sep 17, 7:07 AM: Facing a court battle, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) moved this week to alter the composition of the panel advising her on finding a schools chief — a decision that underscores the high stakes involved with installing a >
The Real Estate Struggle Is Real for DC Charter Schools
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Sep 13, 7:23 AM: Charter school head Wendy Edwards recently inked a deal for the construction of a 38,000-square-foot school building that will house 300 prekindergarten through third-grade students in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of >
As D.C.-area schools grapple with overcrowding, parents wonder why enrollment projections are so off
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Sep 10, 5:46 AM: But some parents say Bethesda Elementary is a good example of how enrollment forecasts — a key way that districts try to ensure enough capacity — can be significantly off, especially amid a building boom. In the area that Bethesda >
Parents say D.C. buses for special-ed students are unreliable at start of year
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Sep 4, 7:23 AM: About 3,000 special-education students in the District rely on city-funded buses to take them to and from school each day. The other 95,000 D.C. traditional public and charter school students use public transportation, walk or have >
Editorial: D.C. schools are improving slow and steady — and not enough
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Aug 21, 4:56 AM: FROM THE uproar over graduation practices to the scandal over the improper high school placement of the schools chancellor’s daughter, there was plenty of bad news about the District’s public school system last school year. So it >
D.C. inches toward closing achievement gap in English, test scores show
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Aug 17, 5:37 AM: The District’s public schools are making modest strides closing the vast achievement gap between white students and students of color, according to test results released Thursday that show the chasm narrowing on the English language >

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