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Parents and school officials upset after DC charter school being forced to relocate
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Jan 14, 8:14 AM: Eagle Academy, a public charter school, has been teaching students in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade from it's building near Nationals Park since 2003. But now, the school is in jeopardy of losing it's building. >
D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program's future is uncertain
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Jan 10, 8:35 AM: The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program is funded through this year, but its future is uncertain under a Democrat-led House. Democrats have criticized voucher programs in general for redirecting funds from traditional >
D.C. Council prepares for rigorous confirmation hearing on pick for schools chancellor
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Jan 7, 6:05 AM: Expressing “enormous frustration over education,” District lawmakers are vowing to rigorously review Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s choice to lead the city’s schools, portending a potentially bruising confirmation process. >
Opinion: There’s reason to look hard at the new candidate to lead D.C. schools
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Dec 31, 7:40 AM: If the D.C. Council makes a New Year’s resolution , let’s hope it will resolve to perform more aggressive oversight of the D.C. Public Schools and to hold school leaders to account.
D.C. officials investigate facility where charter schools send disruptive students
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Dec 20, 7:40 AM: D.C. education officials are investigating a learning center operating out of a Southeast Washington house where charter schools temporarily send disruptive students and children awaiting transfer to other schools — even >
Opinion: DC's unlawful neglect of its charter school students continues
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Dec 18, 6:42 AM: If confirmed by the D.C. council, Mayor Muriel Bowser's nominee for D.C. Public Schools chancellor will arrive in office after a turbulent period in the traditional, city-run public school system. The system has been >
As D.C. Grows More Diverse, Report Shows Public Schools Remain Racially Segregated
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Dec 18, 5:59 AM: D.C. residents talk about the city’s shifting demographics all the time. Since 2006, the District has become wealthier, whiter and younger. And residents see the changes all around them, particularly in new housing >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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. >

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