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DC Teachers Offer Wide Range of Views on City Policies
by Emma Brown
December 14, 2013
A DC Council hearing meant to solicit teachers’ views on improving city schools drew dozens of witnesses Saturday and offered a glimpse of the wide range of educators’ perspectives, particularly on the District’s controversial and politically charged teacher evaluations.
At one end of the spectrum was Washington Teachers’ Union President Elizabeth Davis, who called the

DC Teacher at Friendship Tech Prep Charter Quits, Says He Was Pressured to Inflate Grades
by Jay Matthews
December 13, 2013


Kaya Henderson Staying in DC, Not Considering NYC Job
December 13, 2013

DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson is putting rumors to rest about her future in the District.

Chancellor Kaya Henderson Says She Won’t Leave DC for New York City
by Emma Brown
December 13, 2013
DC Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, who had been rumored to be on the shortlist of candidates under consideration for New York’s top schools job, told employees Friday that although she has spoken with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, she has no intention of leaving Washington.
“I love this city. I love our students.

From DC to Johannesburg, a Teacher Confronts Pasts of Profound Racial Inequality
by Courtland Milloy
December 10, 2013


Can Nonprofits Extend the DCPS Day?
by Natalie Wexler
December 11, 2013


Charters and District-Run Schools in DC Issue Joint 'Equity' Report
by Leslie Maxwell
December 11, 2013


‘Promise’ Would Give DC Students Money for College
by Aaron Davis and Emma Brown
December 10, 2013

Supporters have billed it as the most important piece of legislation to emerge this year from the DC Council—bigger than raising the minimum wage to $11.50 and decriminalizing marijuana, and far more significant than voting to rename the Redskins.


Schools Combine to Extend Language Immersion
by Jessica Christy
December 6, 2013


Report: Henderson, Starr Cited As Possible Choices To Lead New York City Schools
by Martin Austermuhle
December 4, 2013

As New York City mayor-elect Bill De Blasio prepares to take office, his transition team has been hard at work identifying people to head up some of the city's most important agencies. When it comes to the city's public school system, the names of two DC area officials have been floated as possible contenders.

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