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With ceramics, debate, choir and band, urban schools revive electives
D.C.’s high schools have focused on remediation but are now bringing back courses that engage students.
 
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)
 
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)
 
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