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Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punch
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 2:29 PM)
 
Back to school, with a healthful reboot
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2014; 5:21 PM)
 
Former D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2014; 6:05 PM)
 
The new school year brings changes to the region’s schools
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2014; 10:36 PM)
 
New D.C. principals trained through fellowship designed to promote talent
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 10:42 AM)
 
High-profile Head Start center in the District loses federal funding
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2014; 8:18 PM)
 
Rocketship to build charter school on Anacostia hilltop
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2014; 5:59 PM)
 
D.C. charter school educates parents alongside children
(The Washington Post, August 3, 2014; 8:18 PM)
 
D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward on annual city tests
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 6:42 PM)
 
District releases school-by-school DC CAS results
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 4:12 PM)
 
D.C. charter schools sue city, alleging unequal funding
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2014; 6:45 PM)
 
Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown University
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2014; 5:35 PM)
 
D.C. names Height charter school as defendant in fraud case
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 9:17 AM)
 
D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers and prepare for them
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 6:12 PM)
 
Report: D.C. youth more likely to attend preschool, have health insurance
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 9:30 AM)
 
Judge throws out lawsuit challenging D.C. school closures; plaintiffs plan appeal
(The Washington Post, July 21, 2014; 6:53 PM)
 
Shining Stars Montessori scrambling to find new home after charter’s building deal fails
(The Washington Post, July 19, 2014; 4:57 PM)
 
D.C. charter board member has $195,000 contract with D.C. charter school
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2014; 7:58 PM)
 
Financial review of D.C. charters includes new scrutiny of management contracts
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 6:35 PM)
 
D.C. schools hire expert to help improve outcomes for African American boys
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2014; 1:00 PM)
 
Tierra Jolly wins D.C. State Board of Education race
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2014; 8:00 AM)
 
D.C. bill would ban school suspensions for city’s pre-K students
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2014; 8:00 PM)
 
District’s lawsuit against Options charter school delayed
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2014; 6:46 PM)
 
D.C. State Board of Education seat up for grabs in special election
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2014; 6:45 PM)
 
Unanimous D.C. Council panel advances special-education overhaul
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 8:23 PM)
 
Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains
(The Washington Post, July 10, 2014; 12:01 AM)
 
Monica Warren-Jones to step down from D.C. education board
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2014; 1:46 PM)
 
New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2014; 3:46 PM)
 
D.C. settles with former school food services director for $450,000
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 6:08 PM)
 
Under pressure, D.C. school system gets more aggressive about selling itself
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 9:37 PM)
 
D.C. considers special-education overhaul
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2014; 3:51 PM)
 
D.C. Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s effort to lengthen school day faces union resistance
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2014; 4:52 PM)
 
D.C. parents, politicians seek to slow school boundary overhaul
(The Washington Post, June 26, 2014; 7:29 PM)
 
D.C. considers guaranteeing preschool across most of city
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2014; 9:16 AM)
 
D.C. school boundary proposal spurs citywide debate about quality
(The Washington Post, June 21, 2014; 5:50 PM)
 
D.C. Public Schools will take a hiatus from test-based teacher evaluations with move to Common Core exams
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2014; 7:21 PM)
 
Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of graduates helped by D.C. CAP
(The Washington Post, June 19, 2014; 7:10 PM)
 
D.C.’s Banneker High produces two Gates Millennium Scholars
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2014; 3:56 PM)
 
D.C. officials seek stronger oversight of charter schools after recent fraud allegations
(The Washington Post, June 15, 2014; 7:51 PM)
 
In D.C. school boundary proposal, parents and activists see clear winners and losers
(The Washington Post, June 13, 2014; 9:48 PM)
 
D.C. releases new boundaries proposal with emphasis on neighborhood schools
(The Washington Post, June 12, 2014; 8:01 PM)
 
Muriel Bowser commits to keeping Kaya Henderson as D.C. schools chancellor
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2014; 6:13 PM)
 
Student counterprotesters at Wilson High far outnumber anti-gay Westboro protesters
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2014; 3:46 PM)
 
Maya Angelou inspired students at D.C. schools that bear her name
(The Washington Post, June 9, 2014; 1:46 PM)
 
Georgetown Day School buying Tenleytown properties
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2014; 7:34 PM)
 
Wilson High principal comes out as gay at school’s Pride Day
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2014; 9:37 PM)
 
Principal Pete Cahall’s coming out speech at Wilson High
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2014; 3:41 PM)
 
D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds
(The Washington Post, June 2, 2014; 4:41 PM)
 
D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy
(The Washington Post, June 1, 2014; 8:08 PM)
 
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