District of DeBonis: Education


Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Jim Graham is considering run for D.C. education board

The outgoing Ward 1 council member says he’d be “running for the sake of further public service.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/14/2014

So long to the neighborhood school?

Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s effort to change school boundaries and enrollment policies would accelerate trends long underway.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

‘Predictability,’ please

Mayoral candidates lambaste Gray school admission proposals, saying it would undermine parents’ expectations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014

The border war begins

City officials release first concrete proposal to redraw public school boundaries and change admission policies.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Trayon White, D.C. education board member, will step down

Ward 8 rep Trayon White quits State Board of Education after accepting city job.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Don Graham speaks

The former owner of The Post has strong opinions on what is necessary to continue education reform progress in D.C.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Not bad for a day’s work

For a one-day conference, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education paid nearly $90,000 to a Chicago consulting firm.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Boundary war

City officials are will redraw public school boundaries and feeder patterns for the first time in decades.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013

D.C.’s public schools keep growing

Raw enrollment figures released by the city show four percent growth this school year over the last.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Charter school corruption

The latest blockbuster fraud lawsuit from Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan targets the leaders of the city's oldest charter school.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Law Enforcement

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Back to the grind

Monday was back-to-school day, and students at two DCPS high schools were greeted with sparkling new buildings.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:50 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

'Haters are going to hate'

New test scores show the most dramatic year-over-year gains for D.C. public school students since 2008.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013

Fewer sports opportunities for DCPS girls

The National Women's Law Center has filed a Title IX complaint against the D.C. Public Schools after finding stark disparities in athletic opportunities for boys and girls.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Sports

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Where have all the students gone?

Nearly nine out of 10 students at closing D.C. Public Schools buildings have yet to re-enroll in DCPS for next year, leading to concerns that charters will continue to sap students.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:48 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/03/2013

The chartering chancellor

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is proposing to grant Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's wish to authorize her own charter schools.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 05/02/2013

D.C. schools' declining budgets

Many schools will have fewer resources next year despite a brightening city revenue picture.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:10 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 05/01/2013

David Catania's education reform 2.0

Rather than dicker with standardized testing or teacher evaluations, Catania says he wants to adjust the underlying mechanics of school funding and promotion rules.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Missing DCPS cheating memo is revealed

Leak of 2009 memo raises new concerns about how seriously former Chancellor Michelle Rhee took cheating allegations and whether high-stakes exams are reliable vehicles of accountability.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:07 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 03/14/2013

James E. Lyons Sr. is UDC's interim president

Lyons, who served as Maryland's secretary of higher education from 2007 to 2010, will assume the temporary post on March 20.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:21 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013

D.C.'s pre-K model for America

When President Obama called for a massive expansion of pre-kindergarten education, he was taking a page out of Mayor Vincent C. Gray's old playbook.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Is it time for a charter school hiatus?

A key official says a "momentary pause" in charter school growth might be wise. But charter advocates are wary of limit on new schools.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:23 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 01/10/2013

What happened at Noyes Elementary?

The battle over Adell Cothorne, the former Noyes Elementary principal who recently went public with standardized test cheating allegations, continues.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:53 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013

'Frontline' and center

In PBS documentary, veteran correspondent John Merrow draws on his deep reserve of footage from his years embedded with Michelle Rhee.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Expel check

Charter students are many times more likely to be kicked out of their schools than DCPS students.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Kaya Henderson is, unsurprisingly, not okay with arming teachers

Chancellor Kaya Henderson is, unsurprisingly, not OK with arming her teachers.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Vincent Gray shifted $350,000 to fund Sessoms's firing from UDC

A budget reprogramming request sent Monday asked legislators to transfer funds for "personal services for strategic UDC personnel."

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Frontline' will examine Michelle Rhee's D.C. legacy

The episode will air less than a month before Rhee's memoir-cum-manifesto hits bookstores.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:23 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/26/2012

DCPS's fault lines

D.C. Public Schools will rejigger school boundaries and feeder patterns a move likely to limit access to some of the city's most sought-after and best-performing school.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Education

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Five takeaways from the DCPS school closings

DCPS is closing 20 schools. Here is some context.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:33 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 11/08/2012

DCPS school closing list expected Tuesday

Several D.C. Council members said they'd been briefed by Chancellor Kaya Henderson on closure plans but all declined to give specifics.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:56 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Politics