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04/16/2015

by Natalie Wexler
April 16, 2015 

04/15/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 15, 2015

J.C. Nalle Elementary School was at risk of closure in 2011 because of low academic performance and flagging enrollment. Two years later, the school had the biggest math test score gains in D.C. Public Schools, with a 27 percent increase in proficiency rates.
 

A report released Wednesday by Child Trends, a Bethesda-based research center, found the improvement to be a result of a series of interventions that could be replicated in other schools.

04/14/2015

by Donna St. George and Brigid Schulte
April 14, 2015

04/14/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 14, 2015

04/12/2015

by Alyson Klein
April 12, 2015

It's been pretty clear for quite a while now that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was going to run for president. But what's less clear, even now that she's announced: Where would Clinton take the nation—and a divided Democratic Party—when it comes to testing, the Common Core State Standards, accountability, charter schools, and education funding?
 

It's too early to say for sure. But Clinton's edu-record holds a lot of clues. 

04/12/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 12, 2015

04/10/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 10, 2015

The D.C. public school system published a new Web tool showing schools that still have seats available for families planning to participate in the second round of the citywide school enrollment lottery.
 

More than 20,000 students applied in the first round of the lottery for the next school year. Students could apply for up to 12 schools, including charter or traditional schools. Overall, 72 percent of applicants were matched with a school, according to results released at the end of March.

04/10/2015

by Kavitha Cardoza
April 10, 2015

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