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Auditor: D.C. school system’s capital program lacks accountability
An audit found problems with financial record keeping, overspending, transparency..
 
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)
 
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)
 
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