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By Lisa Gartner
Update, 4:25 p.m.: Witnesses who planned to testify at a 4:30 p.m. hearing on community schools plan to instead march on D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown's office, after the chairman's staff canceled the roundtable with less than three hours' notice.


By Bill Turque
Advocates for legislation to convert several public schools into community hubs for health care, adult education and other services had spent weeks preparing for a D.C Council hearing Wednesday afternoon. So they were mighty ticked when Chairman Kwame R. Brown cancelled the session with just three hours notice.


By Deborah Simmons
Here we go again.
The District’s mayor and lawmakers make up their minds to do a thing, throw a dart at a dollar sign and pretend to hold public discussions on the thing.
If you don’t look closely, the thing appears to be a proposal.


By Lisa Gartner
Say that School A is a middle school, and it's failing -- miserably.
Down the block, School B is trying a few different things. It serves the same student population, but it's succeeding.
Wouldn't you check School B out?


By Jay Matthews
We don’t know whether public charter schools will raise American education to a new level. The independent, tax-supported schools just passed the 2 million student mark, but that’s only 4 percent of schoolchildren. On average, charter students are doing no better than regular public school students.

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