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Column: A little school demands a lot — more than any other in D.C. Is that good?
May 21, 5:06 AM: Anyone can get into BASIS DC, yet the school demands more of students than any high school, public or private, in the city. Some parents and teachers love this. Some who reject the option think it is too much. >
Charter school abandons plan for third campus in D.C. after low enrollment
May 15, 6:14 AM: The Rocketship charter school network has abandoned plans to open a third campus in D.C. at the start of the new school year, slowing the chain’s ambitious expansion goals in the District.
D.C. Finds That Almost A Quarter Of Students At Acclaimed Public Arts School Are Attending Illegally
May 14, 4:49 AM: An audit of enrollment at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, a highly regarded application-only public high school in Georgetown, has found that roughly a quarter of the students currently attending live in Maryland or >
D.C. AG seeks more than $800,000 from city employees who live in Maryland, alleging they fraudulently sent children to city schools
May 10, 5:39 AM: The complaints, filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court, are against a public charter schoolteacher and two employees of the D.C. police department. They come amid growing scrutiny of families who falsely claim they live in >
Opinion: While DC schools struggle, don't lose sight of charter school success
May 9, 7:04 AM: But while D.C. Public Schools re-examines and reforms its practices under new leadership, District residents should remember that the other half of D.C.’s public schools, which educates 48 percent of all District public >
The DC Public Charter School Board Didn't Intervene in a Financially Troubled School
Apr 26, 7:00 AM: Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School’s financial woes have existed for much longer than the board let on.
STEM students launch action to save DC charter school
Apr 26, 6:32 AM: STEM Students are now taking over the failed efforts to save one of Washington's oldest Public Charter Schools after the city's Public Charter School Board voted to close the facility at the end of the 2017-2018 school >
Teachers from only D.C. charter school with a union take to the streets to protest
Apr 26, 5:31 AM: A rare battle between teachers and administrators at a charter school has broken into public view, with educators taking to the streets of a D.C. neighborhood to press their case that the school is spending millions of >
D.C. Council members propose independent education watchdog
Apr 23, 8:19 AM: Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced legislation that would establish a research arm of the government focused on education data and rebuilding trust in the District’s public schools.
Dual language charter schools attract the longest waiting lists in D.C.
Apr 18, 7:02 AM: The D.C. Public Charter School Board released waitlist data Tuesday for the 2018-2019 academic year. The data shows that dual language and Montessori-style schools are in high demand. Six of the 10 schools with the longest >
D.C. Has Failed To Enforce Residency For Public School Students, Audit Finds
Apr 18, 6:31 AM: D.C. Inspector General Daniel Lucas says the city has broadly fallen short in its enforcement of the law that requires that students prove they are D.C. residents to attend traditional public and public charter schools >
D.C. is misspending millions of dollars intended to help the city’s poorest students
Apr 16, 6:43 AM: The District’s public school system has misspent millions of dollars designated to help the city’s most vulnerable students, directing the money instead to cover day-to-day costs, according to government data, D.C. Council >
The D.C. lottery is intended to give all kids a fair shot at a top school. But does it?
Mar 30, 5:50 AM: So Gordon joins the thousands of families across the city anxiously awaiting results of the city’s competitive school lottery this week — a system that highlights the bleak reality that the demand for high-performing >
Commentary: Choice for Me, But Not for Thee
Mar 29, 7:28 AM:

But D.C.’s school-choice experiment actually demonstrates the need for, and promise of, expanding educational opportunity through choice. Perhaps the best evidence is the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, the private >

Editorial: Don’t let D.C. schools’ setbacks obscure how far the system has come
Mar 19, 4:52 AM: D.C. PUBLIC schools have, as Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) remarked in her State of the District address, experienced some “bumps in the road — frankly, there have been some pretty significant bumps in the road.” The >
With School Lottery, D.C. Parents Leave Their Children’s Futures In The Hands Of Fate
Mar 16, 4:52 AM: For years, this system of school choice meant parents would have to balance potentially dozens of separate school lotteries. But in 2014, the city responded by creating My School D.C., a unified lottery for out-of-boundary >
One of the city’s oldest charter schools is so broke that it can’t make payroll
Mar 14, 6:06 AM: The finances of one of the first charter schools in the nation’s capital have grown so dire that its survival is threatened and its ability to pay teachers in doubt, a financial analysis shows.
D.C. Public Schools taking over all-girls charter school in Southeast
Mar 13, 5:49 AM: The District’s traditional public school system will operate the city’s only all-girls public school next year, taking over a charter school in Southeast Washington that had its license revoked for poor performance. >
D.C. Public Schools leader to resign after skirting school assignment rules
Feb 21, 7:53 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, appointed last year with a mandate to close a persistent student achievement gap, was forced to resign Tuesday amid revelations he skirted the city’s competitive lottery system >
D.C. schools chancellor bats away calls for resignation after he sought special treatment
Feb 20, 6:50 AM: Five members of the D.C. Council and the city’s auditor say Chancellor Antwan Wilson should step down following revelations that he sought special treatment to enroll his daughter in a top D.C. high school, just two months >



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