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D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track
Educators are hoping to combat the “summer brain drain.”
D.C. school lottery may cause parental anxiety, but it’s a research gold mine
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2016; 5:16 PM)
Goodwill is opening a D.C. charter school to help adults get a high school diploma
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2016; 6:04 PM)
This school district wants all of its students to see the world — for free
(The Washington Post, July 4, 2016; 4:41 PM)
With Kaya Henderson leaving, Bowser has a decision to make about the future of D.C. schools
(The Washington Post, June 30, 2016; 6:40 PM)
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to step down, leaving legacy of progress
(The Washington Post, June 29, 2016; 6:45 PM)
Court rules D.C. underserves and underidentifies preschoolers with disabilities
(The Washington Post, June 24, 2016; 7:36 PM)
Suspension and expulsion rates at D.C. schools continue to drop, report finds
(The Washington Post, June 16, 2016; 5:50 PM)
Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to deliver commencement speech — at D.C. elementary school
(The Washington Post, June 8, 2016; 3:02 PM)
DCPS reverses decision to move elementary school in with alternative high school
(The Washington Post, June 7, 2016; 5:35 PM)
His father was killed, then his mentor. But this high school senior keeps striving.
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2016; 7:33 PM)
She was promised free college, but life got in the way. Two decades later, she’s a graduate.
(The Washington Post, May 25, 2016; 12:14 PM)
D.C.’s Fillmore Arts Center will be saved for another year
(The Washington Post, March 25, 2016; 5:30 PM)
D.C. accidentally uploads private data of 12,000 students
(The Washington Post, February 11, 2016; 5:02 PM)
Three GW roommates are selling ads to give money away — maybe to you
(The Washington Post, February 9, 2016; 5:25 PM)
At George Washington U. medical school, a tomb of unknown cadavers
(The Washington Post, February 6, 2016; 5:45 PM)
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)
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