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D.C. Schools Insider: December, 2012

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2012

DCPS should guarantee librarians in every school, task force recommends

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said she will review the recommendation to guarantee school librarians.

By Emma Brown  |  05:15 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 12/19/2012

D.C. charter schools band together to form new high school with focus on foreign language

The District of Columbia International School would offer IB programs and deep foreign language instruction.

By Emma Brown  |  04:54 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Judge dismisses long-running Petties case, gives final approval to D.C. control of special-ed buses

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman called it a “historic” day in the 17-year class-action lawsuit.

By Emma Brown  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Parents concerned that DCPS does not require lockdown drills

School system officials say they are confident in security systems and emergency preparedness.

By Emma Brown  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/12/2012

D.C. releases results of nation’s first-ever standardized test on health and sex ed

Advocates see exam as a first step toward understanding and reducing high rates of STDs, obesity, teen pregnancy.

By Emma Brown  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Meet Julia King, D.C. Teacher of the Year

Seventh-grade math teacher is creative, passionate and relentless about refining her craft.

By Emma Brown  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012

D.C. may restore ombudsman to field parents complaints, concerns about schools

The position would give parents a voice and a place to get problems resolved.

By Emma Brown  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Forgotten-child episode should not derail Petties settlement, judge says

An episode last week in which a boy was forgotten aboard a bus for hours should not interfere, judge says.

By Emma Brown  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/30/2012

D.C. Council candidate Matthew Frumin sees need for a vision on city education

Matthew Frumin wants a plan for how traditional public schools and public charters will coexist.

By Emma Brown  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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