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08/26/2014

by Natalie Wexler
August 26, 2014

Both of the leading candidates in the DC mayoral race have come out against Mayor Gray's new school assignment plan, saying school quality should be addressed first. But reassigning students may be the only real way to inspire parent confidence in less desirable schools.

08/26/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
August 26, 2014

The District is making four more surplus school buildings available for long-term lease by public charter schools this fall.

08/25/2014
by Natalie Wexler
August 25, 2014
08/25/2014

by Daniel Cardinali
August 25, 2014

For the 16 million American children living below the federal poverty line, the start of a new school year should be reason to celebrate. Summer is no vacation when your parents are working multiple jobs or looking for one. Many kids are left to fend for themselves in neighborhoods full of gangs, drugs and despair. Given the hardships at home, poor kids might be expected to have the best attendance records, if only for the promise of a hot meal and an orderly classroom.

08/25/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
August 25, 2014

08/25/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler and Donna St. George
August 25, 2014

Students at Eastern High School found balloons and a dance party Monday morning when they arrived for their first day of school. Students waited on the sidewalk on the bright, sunny morning to pick up their course schedules, and every senior at the Capitol Hill school received a crown.

08/21/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler and Mike DeBonis
August 21, 2014

DC Mayor Vincent Gray authorized new school boundaries Thursday that are slated to go into effect for the 2015-16 school year and that will in coming years change the assigned schools for tens of thousands of students.

The plan is the first comprehensive overhaul of the city’s school boundaries in more than 40 years, and it aims to create a more coherent school system while encouraging residents to invest in neighborhood schools.

08/21/2014

by Natalie Wexler 
August 21, 2014

08/21/2014

 by Valerie Strauss
August 21, 2014

For the first time in U.S. history, ethnic and racial minorities are projected to make up the majority of students attending American public schools this fall, ending the white-majority population that has existed from the beginnings of the public education system.

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