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D.C. charter school for adult students could be shut down
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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
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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.
School's entire senior class to attend college
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Apr 14, 7:00 AM: There are signing days for athletics, but not normally for academics. But a Washington, D.C. charter school decided to highlight the educational accomplishments of its seniors as they signed their “letters of intent” for >
Nonprofit wants 25 new or revamped D.C. city or charter schools in five years
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Apr 4, 5:25 AM: There are 233 public schools in the District with 90,000 students, counting city and charter schools. But Mieka Wick, chief executive of CityBridge Education, said last week that there are not enough schools with >
Effort To Unionize Teachers At D.C. Charter School Called Off After Divisive Campaign
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Mar 31, 6:49 AM: An effort to create the first teachers’ union in the city’s large charter sector stalled this week with the last-minute cancellation of a planned vote to unionize teachers at Paul Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. >
Is your school worth one star or five? D.C. officials approve new rating system
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Mar 23, 5:23 AM: Parents will be able to compare all D.C. public schools, regular and charter, under a newly approved rating system that assigns each school in the nation’s capital one to five stars based on test scores, attendance and >
In first test of vouchers under DeVos, D.C. bill advances in House committee
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Mar 13, 7:00 AM: A House committee advanced a bill Friday to renew D.C.’s federally funded vouchers program — the only one like it in the country — raising larger questions about whether the federal government should promote the use of tax >
House Republicans’ school voucher bill exposes rift between D.C. mayor, council
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Mar 8, 8:10 AM: A majority of the D.C. Council is urging House Republicans to phase out the federal school voucher program, splitting with D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser over the system that lets low-income families in the city use federal >
An Education PAC Is Phone-Banking D.C. Residents to Promote Controversial Policy
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Mar 2, 7:50 AM: Aided by such safe assumptions, the New York-based PAC recently injected itself into a complicated school debate when it employed phone banking that connected D.C. residents with their respective school board members. >
Will Trump expand D.C.’s school voucher program? Yes, says the organization that runs it.
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Feb 27, 7:10 AM: President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have promised to expand alternatives to public schools, including vouchers that allow children to attend private and religious schools with the aid of taxpayer dollars. >
D.C. Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize (CER in the news)
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Feb 23, 7:56 AM: If the Paul Public Charter School teachers succeed, they’d be the first unionized charter employees in the nation’s capital.
Teachers at a D.C. charter school seeking to unionize
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Feb 23, 7:02 AM: Teachers at a Washington charter school are pushing to unionize, citing the need to provide more resources for students, improve the school’s culture and reduce churn in the teaching force.
New scrutiny on suspension rates in some well-known D.C. charter schools
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Feb 20, 7:24 AM: As D.C. officials consider how to keep as many of the city’s students in class as possible, the broadly worded discipline policies of two public charter school networks are coming under scrutiny.
Feds cite D.C. charters for high suspension rates, particularly for black students
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Feb 14, 8:19 AM: A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says suspension and expulsion rates for charters in the capital city are double the national rate and disproportionately high for black students and those with >
Many KIPP charter school alumni face financial hurdles in college, survey shows
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Feb 1, 7:59 AM: The KIPP public charter school network prides itself on its mission of putting disadvantaged students on the path to a college degree.
Bowser proposes ‘walkability preference’ to make charter school choice easier in D.C.
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Jan 31, 5:59 AM: D.C. Public Schools students next year will be allowed to gain preferential admission to high-performing charter schools in their neighborhoods, thanks to a change in the city’s school lottery system.
New rules aim to fix problem of thousands of student transfers during school year
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Jan 24, 7:52 AM: More than 10,000 students transfer in and out of District schools in the middle of each school year, according to the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, creating disruptions that experts say are linked to >
District’s charter and traditional school principals to work together to solve problems
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Jan 13, 7:20 AM: Beginning this month, 10 D.C. Public Schools principals and 10 charter school principals will immerse themselves in a graduate training program that will teach them how to navigate the complexities of running an urban >
Antwan Wilson confirmed as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools
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Dec 21, 7:21 AM: The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Antwan Wilson as the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.
D.C. families explore school options to prepare for common lottery
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Dec 13, 6:32 AM: In preparation for Washington, D.C.’s school applications kicking off Monday, thousands of parents and children began their search Saturday, Dec. 10, at a fair of 195 schools.

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