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Is legal marijuana smoke in D.C. affecting the children of users?
One charter school leader says young children have shown up high, and she’s warning parents.
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)
Md. sees major drop on national test as state includes more student scores
(The Washington Post, October 28, 2015; 12:01 AM)
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)
New Planned Parenthood clinic moving in next to charter school, creating concerns
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2015; 7:00 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)
High school journalists criticize new principal’s prior-review policy
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2015; 7:01 PM)
One in four D.C. public schools has a new principal this year
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 11:15 AM)
Some D.C. charter schools get millions in donations; others, almost nothing
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2015; 7:04 PM)
D.C. Public Schools starts academic year with four new schools
(The Washington Post, August 24, 2015; 2:02 PM)
New D.C. superintendent aims to bring stability to job after years of turnover
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 9:10 PM)
District children lose the buses that took them to high-performing schools
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2015; 9:13 AM)
Deputy mayor launches task force to improve school planning with charters
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 7:17 PM)
Report recommends rating system to measure charter schools’ financial health
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2015; 8:10 PM)
Ex-anchor J.C. Hayward dismissed from Options charter lawsuit
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 9:49 PM)
‘Beautification Day’ for D.C. schools called off this year, ending tradition
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 7:48 PM)
D.C. Education Board revisits flexible routes to high school graduation
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2015; 9:46 PM)
Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide.
(The Washington Post, July 29, 2015; 4:37 PM)
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