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D.C. charter enrollment continues to soar as more families choose public schools
The District saw its eighth year of growth in the city’s public schools; charter schools now account for 46 percent of the city’s student enrollment.
Washington Home’s sale to Sidwell Friends may go forward, judge rules
(The Washington Post, October 24, 2016; 6:59 PM)
Education secretary visits Coolidge, a D.C. high school struggling with tragedy
(The Washington Post, October 21, 2016; 5:59 PM)
D.C. Public Schools’ interim chancellor wants to keep the job
(The Washington Post, October 19, 2016; 12:15 PM)
Obama touts education record at D.C.’s Banneker High School
(The Washington Post, October 17, 2016; 5:00 PM)
Auditor says D.C. Public Schools should manage its own food program again
(The Washington Post, October 7, 2016; 8:00 AM)
Graduation rates climb to an all-time high at D.C. Public Schools
(The Washington Post, September 29, 2016; 6:55 PM)
Naked man intrudes on UMD female student’s workout routine
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2016; 11:02 PM)
Outgoing D.C. schools leader wants to move out of public eye
(The Washington Post, September 26, 2016; 5:48 PM)
Teachers travel abroad to bring lessons back home
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2016; 6:25 PM)
An urban school serving needy kids posted big test gains. How did they do it?
(The Washington Post, September 16, 2016; 5:39 PM)
At D.C.’s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation
(The Washington Post, September 15, 2016; 6:24 PM)
ACLU fights D.C. on its all-male high school’s admission policy
(The Washington Post, September 12, 2016; 6:32 PM)
Advanced Placement participation soars in D.C. Public Schools
(The Washington Post, September 9, 2016; 3:39 PM)
Does randomly drug testing preschool teachers violate their Constitutional rights?
(The Washington Post, September 7, 2016; 7:58 PM)
Almost the entire D.C. school district is ignoring its PE requirements
(The Washington Post, September 5, 2016; 9:00 AM)
Is three months enough time to find a new school district leader?
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2016; 7:13 PM)
What went wrong at D.C.’s high-achieving Wilson High School?
(The Washington Post, September 2, 2016; 3:21 PM)
A top-performing D.C. school just saw a dramatic drop in its English test scores
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2016; 7:19 PM)
By day, these identical twins are school principals. By night, they’re a traveling live art duo.
(The Washington Post, August 30, 2016; 6:10 PM)
The law requires gym class for all students, but this charter school is refusing
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2016; 10:46 AM)
When suspensions weren’t working, this high school opted for a new approach
(The Washington Post, August 23, 2016; 5:35 PM)
The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2016; 4:55 PM)
Foundation acquires farm to provide fresh produce to D.C.’s poorest areas
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2016; 3:14 PM)
Teachers union blasts Walmart for its back-to-school promotion
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2016; 7:04 PM)
Camp hopes to close tech-industry gender gap by teaching girls to code
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2016; 5:02 PM)
For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2016; 6:21 PM)
D.C. mayor announces search committee to help select new schools chancellor
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2016; 4:49 PM)
‘Men don’t wear clip-on ties.’ A new all-male high school gets a head start.
(The Washington Post, August 2, 2016; 5:12 PM)
Maryland couple fined more than $500,000 for sending kids to D.C. schools
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2016; 5:04 PM)
City living is difficult on a teacher’s salary. Could this new building change that?
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2016; 8:44 PM)
Anti-abortion activist agrees to limit protest activity outside of charter school
(The Washington Post, July 27, 2016; 7:35 PM)
D.C. students choose to enroll in summer school to stay on track
(The Washington Post, July 17, 2016; 4:49 PM)
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)
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