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D.C. Schools Insider: November, 2012

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Ward 8 parents, teachers challenge D.C. school closure plan

A standing-room only crowd of parents, teachers and activists gathered Tuesday in Southeast.

By Emma Brown  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/28/2012

More details on D.C. bus driver, attendant who left special-needs student alone for hours

The four-year-old special-needs student was left alone for hours on a city bus.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/27/2012

D.C. Council, community, to discuss future of buildings vacated by school closures

Several meetings this week are planned to discuss closures and plans for vacant buildings.

By Emma Brown  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 11/26/2012

KIPP DC a finalist in Race to the Top competition

The charter school network is seeking $10 million to expand a teacher training program.

By Emma Brown  |  05:54 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Friendship builds new facility for Tech Prep campus

The school will sit across the street from the old St. Elizabeths Hospital on the site of a shuttered McDonald’s.

By Emma Brown  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 11/20/2012

More details on three charter-school chains seeking approval to operate in the District

Three charter-schools chains want to set up shop in the District, eventually enrolling more than 6,000 kids at 10 separate campuses.

By Emma Brown  |  02:34 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Three charter school operators apply to open doors in the District

All three would offer ‘blended learning’ models that combine face-to-face teaching and online learning.

By Emma Brown  |  07:28 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012

D.C. Council holds 2nd hearing on school closures

Kaya Henderson, D.C. schools chancellor, will be the first to testify on proposal to shutter 20 city schools.

By Emma Brown  |  05:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Four takeaways from the D.C. Council’s school-closure hearing

The hearing lasted seven hours. Here are four takeaways.

By Emma Brown  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Hearing under way on D.C. schools plan

Officials say 50 people were scheduled to speak about a plan to close 20 schools across D.C.

By Emma Brown  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 11/13/2012

DCPS closure proposal expected today

Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s list of proposed school closures is expected to be made public today.

By Emma Brown  |  09:10 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/12/2012

What information do D.C. parents need as they’re choosing schools for their kids?

D.C. official says parents need more information to help choose the best school for their kids.

By Emma Brown  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 11/08/2012

D.C. releases high school graduation rates

The on-time graduation rate for all District high school students ticked up two points to 61 percent this year.

By Emma Brown  |  08:32 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Coolidge High School without heat, closed Wednesday

D.C. school officials are working to restore heat to the building today.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:10 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Mary Lord wins at-large seat on D.C. education board

Mary Lord appears to have won at-large seat on the D.C. State Board of Education, defeating Marvin Tucker.

By Emma Brown  |  12:07 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 PM ET, 11/01/2012

List of purported DCPS school closures is inaccurate, officials say

A list of proposed D.C. school closings has been flying around neighborhood listserves this evening. Officials say it’s not accurate.

By Emma Brown  |  08:18 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 11/01/2012

D.C., flush with money, sends millions to DCPS and charter schools

DCPS and charter schools get a combined $14 million.

By Emma Brown  |  05:42 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012

KIPP DC to open new campus at old Webb Elementary School

The former DCPS elementary school will reopen as a charter school.

By Emma Brown  |  03:51 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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