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In New Pilot Program, At-Risk Students Will Get DCPS Lottery Priority
Nov 20, 8:02 AM: Starting next month, the school lottery will open to the tens of thousands of D.C. families looking to get their kids into their preferred school. But for some disadvantaged students, this year’s lottery will be less a >
Editorial: D.C.’s charter schools chief is stepping down at a critical time
Nov 18, 8:31 AM: THE LATEST scores on standardized tests show the District’s traditional schools outperforming the gains made by the city’s public charter schools. You might think that would rankle the executive director of D.C.’s Public >
Teachers at D.C.’s only unionized charter school sign a contract, a first for the city
Nov 18, 8:28 AM: Teachers and staff members at Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School are nearing a historic moment: They’re a vote away from settling with their bosses on a union contract, the first time that has happened at a D.C. >
DC charter schools blame Mayor Bowser for lack of enrollment growth
Nov 15, 9:39 AM: For the first time since they opened in 1996, DC public charter schools, run by various groups and non-profits, lost enrollment this school year, while the government-run DC public schools saw enrollment numbers increase. >
Scott Pearson, longtime leader of D.C.’s charter sector, plans to step down in May
Nov 13, 8:57 AM: The advocate who oversaw the growth of charter schools in the nation’s capital for much of the past decade announced Tuesday that he plans to step down in May from one of the most powerful education posts in the city. >
In a time of peril for HBCUs, D.C. partners with group that’s helping schools ‘keep the doors open’
Nov 12, 9:10 AM: The student is part of a recently announced push by D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education to waive application fees for more than 3,000 traditional public and charter school students. The superintendent’s >
Opinion: It’s morally and legally wrong to deny charter schools access to unused school buildings
Nov 11, 9:26 AM: We urge the mayor and other leaders to stop limiting opportunities for our students. School buildings should be filled with children engaged in the joy of learning, not with empty desks and molding boxes. Making surplus >
D.C. graduation rate holds steady in 2019, despite drop in traditional school system
Nov 11, 8:42 AM: Charter schools, which educate far fewer high school seniors than the traditional system, graduated 76.4 percent of their seniors, a four percentage point increase from 2018. In all, the city graduated 3,359 students last >
DC high schools awarded for bold new approach to education in some of the most violent neighborhoods
Nov 8, 7:41 AM: Thurgood is far from the only school in the DMV struggling with violence. IDEA Public Charter School in Deanwood has also lost students to violence. Both schools have earned Empower K12's Bold Performance Award, for being >
Opinion: DC charter schools are thriving, but the District is depriving them of space
Nov 6, 7:52 AM: In the near quarter-century since District of Columbia parents were first allowed to choose public charter schools for their children, demand has grown to the extent that nearly half of all the District’s public school >
Editorial: D.C. passes the nation’s report card. So why would the city roll back education reform?
Nov 1, 7:33 AM: There is still much work to be done in improving public education in the District, and not every benchmark will show such dramatic improvement. But this much is clear: It would be highly irresponsible, and deeply unfair to >
This DC charter school believes it has improved because it has hired more black educators
Oct 31, 6:23 AM: Leaders at Eagle Academy in Southeast Washington recently made a decision to seek out more black male teachers and classroom aides as role models.
D.C. is a bright spot in the nation’s overall lackluster standardized test results
Oct 30, 7:24 AM: D.C. students made some of the country’s biggest gains in reading and math this year on a standardized test regarded as a crucial barometer of achievement, according to results released Wednesday.
Miss Virginia Fought The Myths Surrounding School Choice And Won For DC Kids
Oct 24, 8:47 AM: Imagine sitting in a Congressional hearing room listening to testimony from one of your opponents, a public high school principal. He tells the collected members of the House of Representatives that the scholarship program >
D.C. charter schools experience first enrollment drop since 1996
Oct 23, 7:21 AM: Enrollment in the District’s charter school sector declined slightly this academic year, breaking a streak of growth that began in 1996 when the privately run but publicly funded campuses were established in the city, >
Chancellor pledges to review D.C.’s controversial teacher evaluation system
Oct 21, 5:35 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee is vowing to rigorously examine the controversial teacher evaluation system he inherited — a move the teachers union hopes is the first step in redesigning a protocol that it >
Should charter schools be subject to open-record laws?
Oct 10, 7:21 AM: Should charter schools be subject to the same transparency and open-record laws as campuses in the traditional public school system? Or would the potential bureaucratic and legal challenges of fulfilling these requests bog >
Opinion: PARCC results don’t give us an accurate picture of educational improvement
Oct 7, 5:33 AM: Results from the annual Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers don’t tell us whether or where education is improving. They should.
This is DC's teacher of the year. Here's how he was surprised with the news
Oct 3, 7:26 AM: In a video that was posted to Twitter by Capital City Public Charter School, Bowser said while she was there to highlight the growth of the school, she also had a special announcement.
Five schools in D.C. named National Blue Ribbon Schools
Oct 3, 5:57 AM: The U.S. Education Department designated five private and public D.C. schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools — an honor given to campuses across the country annually.



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