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- Despite test gains, fewer than a third of D.C. students rated “college and career ready”
- > Aug 18, 5:06 AM: Fewer than a third of public school students in the District are considered “college and career ready” in math and English language arts, according to test scores released Thursday that showed gains in both subjects, particularly in
- Teacher contract proposed in D.C. for the first time in five years
- Aug 15, 6:22 AM: If ratified by union members and approved by the D.C. Council, the tentative agreement would cement the school system’s reputation for offering some of the nation’s highest average teacher salaries.
- One in four D.C. public schools have had at least three principals since 2012
- > Jul 31, 5:23 AM: More than a quarter of D.C. Public Schools have had at least three principals since August 2012, a pattern of upheaval that worries parents and teachers who say constant change in leadership can generate instability, inhibit trust
- D.C. council member seeks ways to reduce student suspensions
- > Jul 21, 7:09 AM: D.C. Council member David Grosso, chairman of the Education Committee, said he plans to introduce legislation to reduce student suspensions and ensure that schools are accurately tracking the number of students barred from class for
- Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions
- Jul 18, 7:00 AM: D.C. Public Schools has reported a dramatic decline in suspensions at a time when school systems around the country have been under pressure to take a less punitive approach to discipline.
- Where D.C. Has Failed on Adult Eduction, Charter Schools Fill the Void
- > Jul 13, 7:25 AM: D.C. has never really had a comprehensive or strategic approach to delivering adult education and related services to the majority of those who need them,” says Alex Donahue, deputy director for policy and research at the 21st
- D.C. Charter Schools Get First Union (CER in the news)
- > Jun 19, 7:49 AM: Middle school teachers at a charter school in Columbia Heights have voted to unionize, forming the first collective bargaining unit at a charter school in the district. The teachers at Cesar Chavez Prep Middle School voted 31-2 in
- D.C. charter school becomes first in District to unionize
- Jun 19, 5:30 AM: Teachers and staff at a D.C. charter school voted Thursday to unionize, the first time a charter in the District has taken such a step.
- D.C. council member urges action on D.C.’s mid-year teacher resignations
- > Jun 2, 6:16 AM: A D.C. council member called the high number of mid-year teacher resignations at some D.C. Public Schools an “emergency,” and said Thursday that he wants Chancellor Antwan Wilson to come before the council’s education committee to
- Teachers Petition To Create First Union At A D.C. Charter School (CER in the news)
- Jun 1, 6:58 AM: Middle school teachers at a charter school in Northwest D.C. are campaigning to unionize. If their efforts succeed, they would form the first teachers’ union at a public charter school in the District.
- Teachers at D.C. charter school launch campaign to unionize
- May 31, 5:17 AM: Teachers at a D.C. charter school are pushing to unionize, citing a desire to provide more resources to students and a need to stabilize the teaching force.
- D.C. approves new charter schools: Most seats for middle grades
- May 25, 5:51 AM: The D.C. Public Charter School Board approved three new charter schools this week, including an all-boys middle school and an adult education campus.
- DC Charter school offers new way of learning
- May 22, 6:41 AM: Students say the virtual learning at Friendship Public Charter school is the best of both worlds: they learn at home at their own speed but still get to socialize through weekly class visits, field trips, sports and clubs.
- Despite D.C.’s pledges, hundreds of families a year bypass city’s public middle schools
- May 22, 6:09 AM: Every year hundreds of D.C. parents with children in traditional elementary schools yank them out of the system before they can reach their neighborhood middle schools, preferring to hunt for other educational options.
- Despite increases in funding, some D.C. schools face possible cuts
- > May 19, 6:05 AM: Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) called her proposed education budget for next fiscal year the “largest investment ever” for D.C. schools. Yet many parents and teachers across the District don’t see it that way because their schools are
- This is how the D.C. school lottery is supposed to work
- May 18, 5:05 AM: Thousands of District families enter the citywide lottery system each year, hoping to snag a seat in a traditional public school outside their attendance zone or in a public charter school.
- D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will raise per-pupil spending by 2 percent next year
- > May 12, 6:41 AM: D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Thursday that she will increase the per-pupil funding for schools by 2 percent next year after education advocates had chided her for not investing enough money when she first announced her budget
- Congress expected to reauthorize D.C. school vouchers in sweeping budget deal
- > May 2, 7:07 AM: Congress is expected to extend the D.C. school voucher program as part of a bipartisan budget deal this week, a move that follows the release of a new federal analysis showing that some voucher recipients in private schools trailed
- D.C. charter school for adult students could be shut down
- Apr 24, 4:54 AM: A charter school that serves high school dropouts and other at-risk students is in jeopardy after the D.C. Public Charter School Board determined that it has failed to meet many of its academic goals.
- Mayor says she is ‘confident’ education budget meets students’ needs
- Apr 18, 5:31 AM: Education advocates on Monday called on the D.C. Council to reject Mayor Muriel Bowser’s per-student funding increase for next year, saying it falls far short of what city schools need.
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