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D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson stood before a room of high school athletes in a swanky Verizon Center dining room Monday and reminded them of their hard work, good grades and effort to "do what was good and right" in the run-up to their showdown in the annual Turkey Bowl.
An audit released Monday shows enrollment in the District's traditional public schools decreased slightly from 2010 to 2011, despite significant population growth in the city.
D.C. Public Schools released scorecards Tuesday that grade 119 campuses on safety, student progress and other measures, allowing parents to decide where to send their children in a system attempting to rise above past failures.
When Gina Arlotto's children meet classmates at D.C. public schools, they sometimes get invited to pool parties at their new friends' homes out in Maryland.
D.C. charter school and youth advocates voiced opposition Thursday to portions of a bill that would require teachers to screen students for behavioral health problems and more quickly refer truant students to the court system.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray proposed $76 million in new public school spending for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, but future budget cuts are still in the picture.
Charter school pioneer L. Lawrence Riccio's vaunted standing was brought low by claims of malfeasance after he retired in June from the nonprofit group and arts-based charter school he headed in Washington, D.C., according to public records, educators and school board officials who have been questioned by the FBI and the District of Columbia's office of inspector general.
There is good news, and there is really good news, and the students, parents, teachers and administrators of D.C. public charter schools received both on Oct. 13.
D.C. advocates for school reform in all three city education sectors testified before a Senate committee chaired by Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, on Sept. 16 and 30.