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D.C. principal receives $25,000 award
Jessica Cunningham, the principal of KIPP DC College Prep, wins the Milken Educator Award.
Federal judge agrees to hear charter schools’ case alleging unequal funding
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2015; 6:00 AM)
Home visiting linked to lower school truancy and better reading outcomes
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2015; 4:20 PM)
Kaya Henderson addresses teacher and principal turnover in annual event
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 8:17 PM)
Kaya Henderson offers ‘state of the schools,’ describes D.C.’s progress and challenges
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 12:09 PM)
D.C. Council considers new food contract for school system
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2015; 9:42 PM)
Three quarters of traditional public schools in D.C. now require uniforms
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2015; 4:59 PM)
Graduation rates surge for D.C. Public Schools, reaching 64 percent in 2015
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2015; 7:54 PM)
D.C. schools are recruiting 500 tutors to mentor minority boys
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2015; 10:21 AM)
All D.C. public school students will learn to ride a bike in second grade
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2015; 7:28 PM)
Six D.C. schools had ‘critical’ testing violations, 11 others had irregularities
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2015; 8:33 PM)
Unions push to cancel classes for pope’s visit
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2015; 3:24 PM)
Truancy prevention program is expanding into more middle schools
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2015; 1:47 PM)
School choice complicates Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to help kids
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2015; 7:11 PM)
KIPP D.C. receives $4 million gift from private donor
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2015; 1:28 PM)
Girls are the majority at some of D.C.’s top high schools, which some see as an inequity
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
New Planned Parenthood clinic moving in next to charter school, creating concerns
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2015; 7:00 AM)
D.C. parents went back-to-school shopping, and then some
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2015; 8:37 AM)
D.C.’s new approach to high school electives: What’s being offered
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2015; 12:21 PM)
With ceramics, debate, choir and band, urban schools revive electives
(The Washington Post, September 1, 2015; 10:08 PM)
High school journalists criticize new principal’s prior-review policy
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2015; 7:01 PM)
One in four D.C. public schools has a new principal this year
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 11:15 AM)
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)
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