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One in four D.C. public schools has a new principal this year
High turnover is consistent with previous years.
Some D.C. charter schools get millions in donations; others, almost nothing
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2015; 7:04 PM)
D.C. Public Schools starts academic year with four new schools
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2015; 2:02 PM)
New D.C. superintendent aims to bring stability to job after years of turnover
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 9:10 PM)
District children lose the buses that took them to high-performing schools
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2015; 9:13 AM)
Deputy mayor launches task force to improve school planning with charters
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 7:17 PM)
Report recommends rating system to measure charter schools’ financial health
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2015; 8:10 PM)
Ex-anchor J.C. Hayward dismissed from Options charter lawsuit
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 9:49 PM)
‘Beautification Day’ for D.C. schools called off this year, ending tradition
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 7:48 PM)
D.C. Education Board revisits flexible routes to high school graduation
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2015; 9:46 PM)
Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide.
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2015; 4:37 PM)
Teachers hit the road over the summer to recharge, build new skills
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2015; 11:10 AM)
Funding for popular tuition-assistance program gets Senate panel’s support
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2015; 5:13 PM)
D.C. Public Schools use market research to boost enrollment efforts
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2015; 9:28 PM)
Can D.C. afford to build the greenest schools in the world?
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 7:49 PM)
D.C. Public Schools lawyers tell food vendor it can’t quit, contract is binding
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 10:13 AM)
Embattled D.C. schools food vendor quits contract, puts pressure on city
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2015; 10:21 PM)
Lisa Ruda leaves her D.C. schools post, and also leaves a revitalized system
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2015; 7:48 PM)
The Prince of Petworth moves out of Petworth in search of better schools
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2015; 5:49 PM)
Delayed reopening of Roosevelt High School stokes ire in community
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2015; 6:57 PM)
D.C. officials defend management of school modernization projects
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2015; 8:22 PM)
Thousands move in and out of schools during the year, creating disruptions
(The Washington Post, July 4, 2015; 7:09 PM)
Auditor: D.C. school system’s capital program lacks accountability
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2015; 12:01 AM)
D.C. schools food vendor at center of fraud lawsuit poised for new contract
(The Washington Post, June 28, 2015; 9:41 PM)
Trauma is a hidden cause of academic struggles for many in D.C., report finds
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2015; 6:16 PM)
Despite progress, D.C. students are still not up to par, report says
(The Washington Post, June 22, 2015; 7:56 PM)
FOCUS names new executive director
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 3:08 PM)
D.C. Council considers steps to restrict public access to teacher evaluations
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2015; 1:30 PM)
Police officers allegedly enrolled their children in city schools illegally
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 8:18 PM)
826DC is expanding and moving across the street
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2015; 1:01 PM)
New Wilson principal has experience and passion for urban education
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2015; 8:40 PM)
Cheh calls for audit of D.C. Public Schools food service contracts
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2015; 4:42 PM)
District introduces gifted programs to push talented students, keep families
(The Washington Post, June 6, 2015; 7:47 PM)
D.C. schools food vendor pays $19 million to settle whistleblower lawsuit
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2015; 1:42 PM)
Report: Despite D.C. school reforms, disparities persist in system
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2015; 10:02 PM)
Cerebral palsy hasn’t limited this District senior
(The Washington Post, May 31, 2015; 7:09 PM)
Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years
(The Washington Post, May 26, 2015; 5:56 PM)
Some high-performing principals to get three-year appointments
(The Washington Post, May 20, 2015; 7:58 PM)
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)
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