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Many KIPP charter school alumni face financial hurdles in college, survey shows
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Groups want D.C. Public Schools chancellor pick to equalize achievement
Dec 9, 7:26 AM: Parents, teachers, union leaders and education activists greeted Mayor Muriel Bowser’s nominee for D.C. Public Schools chancellor at a public legislative hearing on Thursday with a single directive: Close the achievement >
Advocates confident about D.C. vouchers under Trump administration
Dec 2, 8:03 AM: Advocates are hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump’s education platform of expanding school choice could lead to more than a renewal of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Northwest D.C. high school ranked no.1 public charter school
Nov 30, 7:30 AM: Teachers and students at BASIS DC High School have something to celebrate. "I've known from day one we were number one but it's really nice that other people are taking notice," 17-year-old Elle James chuckled. >
Trump could open door to expanding D.C. school voucher program, advocates say
Nov 28, 8:16 AM: The District is home to the nation’s only federally funded school voucher program, and for the past eight years, advocates for the program have been on defense, fighting to keep it alive under a president who opposes the >
Bowser names pick for next D.C. schools chancellor: Oakland schools chief Antwan Wilson
Nov 23, 6:39 AM: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser could have chosen an insider to be the next chief of D.C. Public Schools, someone steeped in the personalities and policies of the past nine years that ushered in sweeping changes and turned the >
D.C.’s public charter school system turned 20 this year. Now what?
Nov 21, 8:12 AM: The District’s finances were in shambles. The city’s schools were widely underperforming. Drugs and violence continued to decimate the city’s poorest neighborhoods in the 1990s, rendering Washington the nation’s murder >
D.C. releases report of city’s best- and worst-performing charter schools
Nov 21, 6:18 AM: The annual School Quality Reports examine the city’s more than 100 charter schools to determine if they are meeting citywide standards. The assessments consider a range of factors, including performance on standardized >
School choice champion Sen. Tim Scott cruises to re-election
Nov 9, 6:02 AM: Scott has been a champion for school choice since he joined the Senate in 2013. He introduced the CHOICE Act, which would expand school choice for disabled children, military families and low-income families in Washington, >
D.C.’s Board of Education candidates want to close disparities between schools
Nov 2, 5:26 AM: The nine candidates vying for seats on the D.C. State Board of Education agree that addressing disparities and inequities in the city’s schools should be a top priority.
Building block: D.C. task force to examine charters’ facility challenges
Oct 26, 6:42 AM: As the city’s Cross-Collaboration Task Force of district and charter school representatives tackles mutual education concerns, members will soon address one of the most challenging aspects of opening and financing a >
D.C. charter enrollment continues to soar as more families choose public schools
Oct 26, 5:22 AM: Enrollment in D.C. public schools continues to climb, especially in the charter schools, according to unaudited numbers from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Andre Agassi’s Rocketship Rise Academy thriving as charter schools take hold in D.C.
Oct 24, 7:08 AM: After a rocky start in the face of opposition from D.C. Public Schools, charter schools have made a place for themselves in the city since 1996, attracting investment from an array of nonprofit groups to provide education >
In D.C. charters, can school boards make quality schools? (CER in the news)
Oct 13, 7:14 AM: Based on a Thomas B. Fordham Institute survey of 325 members of 58 D.C. charter school boards, most have not served long terms, but they reciprocate with relevant work and training.
For parents of rising kindergartners, school choice can add options — and stress
Sep 27, 6:25 AM: Preparing for kindergarten is already a process fraught with stress for many parents, who agonize over whether they — or their children — are ready and whether they have done enough to prepare their children for an >



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