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12/15/2011

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/capital-land/2011/12/dc-council-canc...
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.
 

12/14/2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-schools-insider/post/hearing-on-c...
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.
 

12/14/2011

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/14/simmons-more-merry-misch...
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.
 

12/11/2011

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/dc/2011/12/dcps-suburbs-taking-page-...
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?
 

12/08/2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/class-struggle/post/rise-of-dc-chart...
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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