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D.C. Schools Insider: October, 2012

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 10/25/2012

D.C. officials expect enrollment numbers to hold up well under audit

Charter school enrollment in the District continues to grow quickly while DCPS enrollment appears to be steady or headed for a slight drop.

By Emma Brown  |  05:15 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright leaves post for new job in New York

De’Shawn Wright heads to New York for a top state education post.

By Emma Brown  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/19/2012

D.C. Council schedules hearings on school closures

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has scheduled two mid-November hearings to give the public a chance to comment on school closures in the city.

By Emma Brown  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012

D.C. Council halts rental fees for parent-run school enrichment programs

The District may no longer collect rent from parents who run enrichment programs in the city’s public schools, under emergency legislation.

By Emma Brown  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Questions about Teach to One at Hart Middle School

Readers have raised some good questions about the blended learning program at Hart Middle School.

By Emma Brown  |  10:17 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 10/11/2012

DCPS names teacher, principal of the year

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Mayor Vincent Gray showed up unannounced at schools to deliver the news.

By Emma Brown  |  06:19 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Fight for Children announces $10 million early childhood initiative

Fight for Children plans to raise $10 million, mostly to bolster training for teachers and principals at schools in needy neighborhoods.

By Emma Brown  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012

D.C. Council considers giving state education board more control over personnel, budget

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson has called a hearing on legislation that would give the board of education more autonomy.

By Emma Brown  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 10/09/2012

District charges rent for parent-run foreign language classes at Lafayette Elementary

Lafayette Elementary parents may cancel language classes for kids after being asked to pay a rental fee.

By Emma Brown  |  07:06 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 10/04/2012

D.C. debates new high school graduation requirements

The D.C. State Board of Education had hoped to finalize new high school graduation requirements by the end of the year, but now may wait until early 2013 to give the public more time to weigh in.

By Emma Brown  |  07:18 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 10/03/2012

D.C. considers neighborhood admissions preference for charter schools

Should charter schools give admissions preference to families who live nearby?

By Emma Brown  |  04:47 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc public charter school board

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 10/02/2012

D.C. receives zero fast-track charter school applications — so far

Experienced charter school operators have yet to take advantage of a new streamlined approval process.

By Emma Brown  |  08:26 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Profile: Matthew Wheelock, founder of Live It Learn It

Matthew Wheelock left his law firm job to work in the city’s schools.

By Emma Brown  |  02:12 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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