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05/27/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 27, 2015
 
Students have been leaving DC Public Schools in droves after the elementary grades because of a dearth of appealing middle school options.
05/22/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler 
May 22, 2015
 
A new report showing where students at each DC charter school live could breathe new life into a old idea: changing the law to allow charters to give admissions preference to neighborhood residents.
05/21/2015
 
by Denisa Superville
May 21, 2015
 
High-performing principals in the District of Columbia school sytem would be eligible for three-year appointments at their schools for the first time. 
 
Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson said the three-year appointments, which would become effective in the 2015-16 school year, is a demonstration of her committment to keeping high-performing principals on the job. 
05/21/2015
 
by Catherine Gewertz
May 21, 2015 
 
In the face of rising opposition to testing, the PARCC consortium has decided to carve 90 minutes off its 10- to 11-hour-long assessment, and shift the start of testing to later in the school year. 
 
The redesign of the test was apporved Wednesday in a unanimous phone-conference vote by the board of governors of the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
05/20/2015
 
by Liana Heitin
May 20, 2015

 

05/19/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 19, 2015
 
The D.C.
05/19/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 19, 2015
 
For years, DC students have taken a set of standardized tests called the DC CAS in 3rd through 8th grade, and also in 10th. DC education officials have chosen a particular score on each test, called a cut or cut-off score that determines proficiency.
05/18/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 18, 2015
 
Most taxpayer-funded preschool programs in the District scored above targets for promoting social and emotional development and maximizing student learning time, and below targets for providing instructional supports to students, according to a new report released by the Office of the State Superintendent for Education.
 
The report, which evaluated programs during the 2013-2014 school year, is the first to use a common tool to measure the qual
05/15/2015
 
by Michael Alison Chandler
May 15, 2015
 
D.C. Public Schools will launch a career academy for aspiring police officers at Anacostia High School in August 2016, offering mentors, paid internships and specialized courses for the students.
 
Graduates from the program will be able to enter the Cadet Academy at the Metropolitan Police Department, which allows them to work part-time while attending college for free.
05/15/2015
 
by Natalie Wexler
May 15, 2015
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