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Some high-performing principals to get three-year appointments
D.C. officials want to keep talented teachers and limit some turnover among city school leadership.
 
D.C. charter board approves three new schools to open in fall 2016
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 4:38 PM)
 
D.C. Public Schools to open career academy for aspiring police officers
(The Washington Post, May 15, 2015; 10:57 AM)
 
Revised budget includes more funding for charter facilities
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 5:45 PM)
 
Crumbling school facilities causing anxiety for parents
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 7:26 PM)
 
Many D.C. Public School students travel less than a mile to school
(The Washington Post, May 12, 2015; 9:36 AM)
 
D.C. student commutes to charters vary; some go more than five miles
(The Washington Post, May 10, 2015; 1:25 PM)
 
Archery takes flight in D.C. Public Schools
(The Washington Post, May 8, 2015; 10:42 AM)
 
Some high school students in D.C. could graduate without a diploma
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2015; 3:37 PM)
 
Charter school founder, company agree to pay $3 million to settle lawsuit
(The Washington Post, May 4, 2015; 2:42 PM)
 
Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras
(The Washington Post, May 3, 2015; 8:18 PM)
 
D.C. seniors announce their choices in first ‘College Signing Day’
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2015; 1:15 PM)
 
D.C. friends win Gates scholarships, will have college costs covered
(The Washington Post, May 1, 2015; 12:01 AM)
 
New rules would govern how D.C. public schools fund renovations
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2015; 10:05 PM)
 
Council member Cheh pushes chancellor to restore funds to Wilson
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2015; 12:58 PM)
 
Former Wilson High principal will lead Montgomery tech high school
(The Washington Post, April 28, 2015; 5:02 PM)
 
D.C. schools budget includes wide range in per-student spending
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 4:53 PM)
 
Advanced Placement offerings vary widely in D.C. high schools
(The Washington Post, April 20, 2015; 2:15 PM)
 
Judge upholds revocation of charter for D.C.’s Community Academy
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 12:52 PM)
 
Report offers case study of turnaround at J.C. Nalle Elementary in the District
(The Washington Post, April 15, 2015; 12:07 AM)
 
Rocketship breaks ground on new District charter school after delays
(The Washington Post, April 14, 2015; 7:44 PM)
 
Hoping to raise interest in books, public library opens school branch
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2015; 7:17 PM)
 
Wait-list numbers are up for District schools
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2015; 7:51 PM)
 
Howard to offer free courses to some D.C. high school seniors
(The Washington Post, April 8, 2015; 1:18 PM)
 
Social worker’s nightmare: The day he discovered Relisha Rudd was missing
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2015; 5:48 PM)
 
Charter schools still a D.C. hot-button issue
(The Washington Post, April 3, 2015; 11:30 PM)
 
Mayor’s capital plan delays some school projects
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 7:13 PM)
 
Wilson HS community resists budget cuts as enrollment keeps climbing
(The Washington Post, March 31, 2015; 7:55 PM)
 
D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program
(The Washington Post, March 30, 2015; 2:30 PM)
 
D.C. government office released students’ personal data to a reporter
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 4:25 PM)
 
D.C. Public Schools plans to offer international trips to middle schoolers
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2015; 9:38 PM)
 
Prince Charles visits adult education school in D.C.
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2015; 9:57 PM)
 
Meeting with Obama highlights D.C. Public Schools as leader in reforms
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2015; 3:37 PM)
 
Graduation rates up in D.C. public schools, down for charter schools
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 10:26 PM)
 
D.C. auditor finds improvements in financial oversight of charter schools
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2015; 7:36 PM)
 
D.C. charter board receives six applications for new schools
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2015; 3:49 PM)
 
D.C. educational system to cut staff at central office, hire 200 at schools
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 10:42 PM)
 
Charter schools less likely to have libraries
(The Washington Post, March 10, 2015; 5:53 PM)
 
Unequal shelves in D.C. school libraries benefit wealthier students
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2015; 4:58 PM)
 
Chronic truancy rates above 50 percent in D.C. high schools
(The Washington Post, March 9, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Some D.C. families get extended deadline for school enrollment lottery
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2015; 4:09 PM)
 
At-risk funds will follow students; chancellor will have say in spending
(The Washington Post, March 4, 2015; 11:54 AM)
 
D.C. schools chancellor gets first pay raise since her hire, earns $284,000
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 5:54 PM)
 
For D.C. charter schools, a new potential facility in Ward 7
(The Washington Post, March 3, 2015; 9:37 AM)
 
Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2015; 9:58 PM)
 
Bowser announces ‘tweaks’ to D.C. school boundary plan
(The Washington Post, February 27, 2015; 9:56 PM)
 
D.C. schools chancellor recommends overhaul of capital planning process
(The Washington Post, February 25, 2015; 7:49 AM)
 
D.C. Public Schools plans to offer principals multi-year contracts
(The Washington Post, February 24, 2015; 7:18 PM)
 
D.C. charter school executive salaries vary widely, Post analysis shows
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2015; 8:12 PM)
 
Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school
(The Washington Post, February 23, 2015; 6:00 PM)
 
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