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D.C. Schools Insider: July, 2011

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/21/2011

D.C. Schools Insider takes a break

By Washington Post editors  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Upheaval in family engagement

While the dismissal of more than 200 than teachers claimed much of the attention last week, there was a bloodletting at DCPS’ Office of Family and Public Engagement

By Bill Turque  |  06:25 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011

How we determined the number of DCPS firings

In coming up with the total of fired teachers, I extracted from the DCPS chart only those in the Washington Teachers’ Union bargaining unit.

By Bill Turque  |  03:30 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2011

More than 200 D.C. teachers fired

More than 200 educators are pushed out of the city school system for poor evaluations.

By Bill Turque  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Henderson loosens IMPACT rules to cut veteran teachers some slack

Chancellor Kaya Henderson, under pressure from the Washington Teachers’ Union, has loosened rules governing the IMPACT evaluation system that could allow some veteran educators who receive two consecutive poor appraisals to keep their jobs.

By Bill Turque  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Duncan’s office met with IG about cheating

The Education Secretary’s spokesman acknowledges that Duncan has met with the department’s inspector general about test cheating.

By Bill Turque  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2011

D.C. CAS scores worse than projected, but who’s counting?

Standardized test scores are supposed to bring the hammer of accountability down.But for the school system as a whole, this year’s so-so showing will come without cost.

By Bill Turque  |  04:27 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/08/2011

D.C. charter school test scores rise

Scores are up this year on city’s reading and math tests in the fast-growing sector of independently operated public schools.

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Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 07/08/2011

DCPS 2011 scores mostly flat

As a probe into test erasures escalates, D.C. CAS scores released today show a slight dip in elementary reading and math while secondary reading and math scores rose slightly.

By Bill Turque  |  10:19 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Live tweets: D.C. test scores announcement

Washington Post education reporter Bill Turque will provide live updates via Twitter when the announcement takes place.

By Bill Turque  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

D.C. official: Ed Dept. now active in erasure probe

The U.S. Department of Education is taking an active role in the District’s investigation into possible cheating on the DC CAS, a spokesman for the D.C. Inspector General’s office said Thursday.

By Bill Turque  |  07:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/06/2011

District off the hook on half of special-ed suit

As expected, U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman has released the District from the “Blackman” segment of the Blackman-Jones special education class-action suit.

By Bill Turque  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Another principal trades classrooms for cupcakes

It looks like DCPS has lost another principal to the cupcake business. District officials confirmed today that Noyes Education Campus principal Adell Cothorne has resigned after just one year at the pre-K-8 school in Northeast D.C. School officials did not elaborate on the departure.

By Bill Turque  |  04:48 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/06/2011

DC CAS results due Friday

The District will roll out its 2011 DC CAS results for public and public charter schools Friday morning.

By Bill Turque  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. chancellor: Student involved in teacher attack was not in special ed

Chancellor Kaya Henderson says that the student involved in an assault on a teacher last month at Spingarn High was not receiving special education services.

By Bill Turque  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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