Dunbar valedictorian talks about the challenges of transitioning from North Capitol Street to elite private college.
City says Dorothy I. Height Community Academy has continued to make improper payments.
Interim president, with three degrees from the university, takes reins amid turmoil for the school and hospital.
The plaintiffs, who argued that the closures violated children’s civil rights, plan to appeal.
Board officials said the arrangement, which pays $195,000, is legal, but they have asked for ethics opinion.
The outside expenditures of taxpayer dollars are often difficult to track.
Robert Simmons will be chief of innovation and research for the D.C. schools.
Unofficial results late Tuesday showed Tierra Jolly defeating Philip Pannell for the Ward 8 seat.
The $142 million building is the latest in a string of massive high school renovation projects.
A push to ban suspension of D.C. pre-K kids comes in response to the city’s first comprehensive school discipline report.
Bill comes after report detailing high suspension rates that disproportionately affect minorities.
Longtime civic activist Philip Pannell and high school teacher Tierra Jolly are vying for the Ward 8 seat.
The group is calling on the city to release more data on standardized test performance.
Monica Warren-Jones announced that she will not seek reelection in November.
Harmony, a science-focused school, plans to open across the street from a school with same academic focus.
Jeffrey Mills said he was fired after raising alarms about alleged mismanagement of a contract.
Under pressure from charter schools, D.C. school system turns to experts who helped elect Barack Obama.
The legislation would speed the delivery of services and give parents new tools in disputes with schools.
Few D.C. public schools have agreed to adopt one of Kaya Henderson’s top priorities: longer school days.
Many in D.C. also want to see stronger coordination with the city’s charter schools.
Emma Brown writes about D.C. education and about people with a stake in schools, including teachers, parents and kids. She’s also covered Virginia schools and written obituaries for the Post. She’s a latecomer to journalism who worked as a wilderness ranger in Wyoming and as a middle-school math teacher in Alaska before joining the newspaper in 2009.