The Restructuring Strategy

Friday, May 16, 2008

Schools that have failed to make adequate annual progress as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind law must undergo major changes. Those changes can fall under five general categories. A failing school can be turned into a charter school, taken over by the state education agency, partner with a private nonprofit operator, have its principal and/or faculty replaced or be subject to another idea tailored to its needs. Under the plan released yesterday by D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, no school will be converted into a charter or taken over by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In some cases, schools will use more than one restructuring option.

Here is how the plans break down:

Schools where principals will be replaced:

Anacostia High School

Dunbar High School

Eastern High School

Woodson High School

Wilson High School

Garnet-Patterson-Shaw

Middle School

Hart Middle School

Lincoln Middle School


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