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At George Washington U. medical school, a tomb of unknown cadavers
GW suspends donor program, says it can’t identify 50 cadavers and return ashes to families as promised.
 
Sometimes, teacher turnover is a good thing, study finds
(The Washington Post, January 25, 2016; 12:01 AM)
 
Teen with cerebral palsy plans to retrace the path of WWII soldiers
(The Washington Post, January 18, 2016; 2:20 PM)
 
As schools try to combat gangs, concerns arise about profiling
(The Washington Post, December 20, 2015; 6:25 PM)
 
Task force to study D.C. charter and traditional public schools
(The Washington Post, December 16, 2015; 2:38 PM)
 
Friendship charter schools founder Donald Hense to retire
(The Washington Post, December 15, 2015; 2:11 PM)
 
Charter board to pursue revocation for Potomac Prep’s charter
(The Washington Post, December 14, 2015; 11:47 AM)
 
New UDC building embodies pride, hope for future
(The Washington Post, December 13, 2015; 6:39 PM)
 
Charter school next to future Planned Parenthood clinic sues antiabortion protesters
(The Washington Post, December 9, 2015; 11:00 AM)
 
D.C.’s Wilson High School beefs up security after gun found on campus
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2015; 6:47 PM)
 
As D.C. gentrifies, some charter schools aim to reach broader spectrum
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2015; 7:00 AM)
 
Learning is an ‘expedition’ at schools that enhance class with field work
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2015; 9:31 PM)
 
One-stop shopping for more than 200 schools at ‘Edfest’ in D.C.
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2015; 3:08 PM)
 
A quarter of D.C. students ‘on track’ for college, PARCC test results show
(The Washington Post, November 30, 2015; 9:52 PM)
 
Is legal marijuana smoke in D.C. affecting the children of users?
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2015; 1:08 PM)
 
High school students in D.C. sound off on next year’s budget
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2015; 9:26 PM)
 
D.C. greenlights path to a high school diploma for those who pass the GED
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2015; 8:33 AM)
 
Baby boom in D.C. creates acute need for more and better child care
(The Washington Post, November 14, 2015; 4:57 PM)
 
How do parents in prison affect children in school?
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson celebrates 5 years at helm
(The Washington Post, November 11, 2015; 9:42 PM)
 
Task force meetings on D.C. charter and regular schools will be public
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2015; 11:42 AM)
 
This year, D.C. schools start budget process earlier
(The Washington Post, November 3, 2015; 5:30 PM)
 
One in 10 D.C. students score ‘college ready’ on new high school math test
(The Washington Post, October 27, 2015; 10:10 AM)
 
Kindergarten students get an introduction to engineering
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2015; 8:39 PM)
 
Leader of the Empowering Males of Color program is leaving D.C. schools
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2015; 8:18 PM)
 
D.C. adopts national proficiency level for its new PARCC tests
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2015; 7:19 PM)
 
Mayor announces grants for two new community schools in the District
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2015; 6:54 PM)
 
Enrollment up in D.C. public schools for seventh consecutive year
(The Washington Post, October 20, 2015; 1:55 PM)
 
D.C. bill aims to increase fiscal oversight of charter schools
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2015; 7:01 PM)
 
Recent ‘Marshmallow Test’ shows impulse control, other traits are not fixed
(The Washington Post, October 13, 2015; 5:25 PM)
 
Number of home-schooled students increases in the District
(The Washington Post, October 10, 2015; 9:18 PM)
 
D.C. principal receives $25,000 award
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2015; 5:08 PM)
 
Federal judge agrees to hear charter schools’ case alleging unequal funding
(The Washington Post, October 5, 2015; 6:00 AM)
 
Home visiting linked to lower school truancy and better reading outcomes
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2015; 4:20 PM)
 
Kaya Henderson addresses teacher and principal turnover in annual event
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 8:17 PM)
 
Kaya Henderson offers ‘state of the schools,’ describes D.C.’s progress and challenges
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 12:09 PM)
 
D.C. Council considers new food contract for school system
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2015; 9:42 PM)
 
Three quarters of traditional public schools in D.C. now require uniforms
(The Washington Post, September 30, 2015; 4:59 PM)
 
Graduation rates surge for D.C. Public Schools, reaching 64 percent in 2015
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2015; 7:54 PM)
 
D.C. schools are recruiting 500 tutors to mentor minority boys
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2015; 10:21 AM)
 
All D.C. public school students will learn to ride a bike in second grade
(The Washington Post, September 23, 2015; 7:28 PM)
 
Six D.C. schools had ‘critical’ testing violations, 11 others had irregularities
(The Washington Post, September 21, 2015; 8:33 PM)
 
Unions push to cancel classes for pope’s visit
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2015; 3:24 PM)
 
Truancy prevention program is expanding into more middle schools
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2015; 1:47 PM)
 
School choice complicates Promise Neighborhood’s efforts to help kids
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2015; 7:11 PM)
 
KIPP D.C. receives $4 million gift from private donor
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2015; 1:28 PM)
 
Girls are the majority at some of D.C.’s top high schools, which some see as an inequity
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
D.C. parents went back-to-school shopping, and then some
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2015; 8:37 AM)
 
D.C.’s new approach to high school electives: What’s being offered
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2015; 12:21 PM)
 
With ceramics, debate, choir and band, urban schools revive electives
(The Washington Post, September 1, 2015; 10:08 PM)
 
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