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By Lisa Gartner
The second-in-command of the District's charter schools is stepping down this month to pursue consulting with charters, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Public Charter School Board said.
Tamara Lumpkin, deputy executive director of the board, will conclude her 13 years with the District's public charter schools on Jan. 13.


By Lisa Gartner
Scorecards grading each D.C. Public Schools campus's performance will be coming home in backpacks Monday and Tuesday, a first for the chronically-troubled school system as it grapples with reforms.


By Lisa Gartner
The D.C. Public Charter School Board is moving to shutter two more charter schools, including one of the oldest in the District, after closing 12 in the last three years for floundering finances and struggling academics.


By Sam Dillon
WASHINGTON — During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.


By Bill Turque
After some signals to the contrary, it is likely that no more than a few of D.C.’s many under-enrolled public schools--if that many-- will be proposed for closure at the end of the academic year.


By Harry Jaffe
Two years ago Shantelle Wright started the Achievement Preparatory Academy public charter school in Congress Heights, certainly one of the roughest neighborhoods in the nation's capital.
When the charter board published its list of top tier schools last week, Achievement Prep was number one.

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