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03/18/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
March 18, 2015

The D.C. public school system has long been used as an example of what’s broken in American public education, listed at the bottom of national rankings, and written off for its low performance. But this week, President Obama held up the city’s school district as an example of what’s promising in education today.

Obama cited the District along with Fresno, Calif., and Cleveland as examples of positive change.

03/17/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
March 17, 2015

Financial oversight of public charter schools has significantly improved in recent years, but agencies monitoring the schools need to continue improving how they track contracts and enrollment verification, according to a D.C. auditor report released Tuesday.

03/16/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
March 16, 2015

Six applicants have submitted proposals to the D.C. Public Charter School Board this spring to open new charter schools in the District, representing a variety of schools across all grade levels.

The applications include proposals for a school focused on service learning, a Montessori elementary program, an alternative school and a competency-based program for teenagers and young adults.

03/11/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
March 11, 2015

03/09/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
March 9, 2015

03/09/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
March 9, 2015

03/09/2015

by Sarah D. Sparks
March 9, 2015

03/09/2015

by Emma Brown
March 9, 2015

03/03/2015

by Natalie Wexler
March 3, 2015

Students who are homeless, in foster care, or otherwise "at risk" are more likely to be in the DC Public School system than in charter schools. And the more at-risk kids a school has, the lower its standardized test scores.

 

03/03/2015

By Michael Alison Chandler
March 3, 2015

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