Council bill, likely to clear first hurdle Wednesday, could provide up to $60,000 to city’s poorest students.
Only New Orleans and Detroit have a higher proportion of kids in charter schools.
Incumbent D.C. mayor holds up rising test scores as success, but gets boos from crowd at Eastern High School.
The independent’s move adds a new dimension to the city’s already crowded 2014 mayoral race.
The measure passed unanimously on first reading and appears almost certain to win final approval.
Council member’s non-binding resolution calls uneven city middle schools “unsustainable and unjust.”
Parents at overcrowded public schools want to delay a decision until new school boundaries are decided.
The schools chancellor also commits to a smoother, more collaborative budget process.
Bill would provide a potentially significant infusion of cash to help schools educate “at risk” students.
Longtime educator ran D.C. workshop that focused on engaging parents in their children’s success.
Jesus Aguirre drew praise and pointed criticism at a D.C. Council confirmation hearing Friday.
The TV news anchor has been on leave since being named in a lawsuit involving Options charter school.
Company that contracted with school argues that repayment of funds is premature before evidence is heard.
Officials hope the new system for traditional and charter schools will streamline the enrollment process.
Texas-based Harmony and New York-based Democracy Prep plan to open schools in the District in 2014.
D.C. officials cite construction issues, concerns about recruiting enough students as causes for the delay.
A D.C. Council hearing drew a crowd Friday as officials consider changing school feeder patterns.
Report says that city needs to double time spent on health and physical education to meet new targets.
Monique Murdock, who founded and led Nia Community Public Charter School, admits taking $29,000.
An educator involved in a controversy in Pr. Geo.’s recently resigned from the charter’s D.C. group.
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.