D.C. Schools Insider: DCPS

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Kwame Brown’s college prep bill gets cool reception from DCPS officials

A trio of top District school officials devoted most of their prepared statements to how wonderfully their agencies were already doing.

By Bill Turque  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DCPS, DC Public Charter School Board

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 02/16/2012

DCPS enrollment: Missing the mark by $18 million

This week’s audited enrollment showed DCPS with 45,191 students. That means the system got $18.4 million for students who aren’t eligible for residency reasons or who never materialized.

By Bill Turque  |  05:43 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCPS, Public Education Finance Reform Commission, DC Public Charter School Board

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012

OSSE narrows probe of suspect test erasures

OSSE has winnowed from 128 to 35 the number of classrooms that it will ask an independent contractor to investigate for possible cheating on the 2011 DC CAS, the agency announced Thursday.

By Bill Turque  |  09:06 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  OSSE, DC CAS, CTB/McGraw-Hill, DCPS, Caveon

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Gifted-and-talented not a first for DCPS

The gifted-and-talented pilot announced Monday by DCPS may be the first of its kind, but it’s not the first. As several readers have pointed out, the system had one in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

By Bill Turque  |  04:27 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCPS gifted talented

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 02/06/2012

DCPS lottery: A look at the available seats

DCPS lottery: A look at the available seats

By Bill Turque  |  05:08 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCPS lottery

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 01/31/2012

IFF study of D.C. schools: The pushback begins

D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright has encountered some sharply negative responses to the IFF school capacity study.

By Bill Turque  |  11:19 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCPS Wright, DCPS IFF