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  • DC schools offering money to make students happier

    The District of Columbia public school system is launching an internal grant program that will allow schools to ask for money to fund extracurricular activities and other programs to make students happier.


  • D.C. chancellor was informed of cheating claim

    An elementary school principal's claim that she saw teachers erasing answers on students' test sheets had reached District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's desk within 24 hours of the alleged incident in late 2010, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.


  • Group to propose autonomy for Dunbar High in DC

    A group of alumni and parents of Washington's Dunbar High School are developing a proposal to give the school greater autonomy, including making it a selective school based on applications.


  • Kindergarten teacher Nick Brooks calls on eager students who raise their hands during a lesson in his classroom on the first day of school at DC Scholars Public Charter School in Southeast on Monday. A couple of accidents involving school buses marred the morning for some students, but there were no serious injuries. (Photographs by Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Gray, chancellor help ring in school year

    More than 80,000 students headed back to school in the District on Monday, but it was a bumpy start for a few of them after two early morning school bus accidents.


  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says the city should 'double down' on its gun laws in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Mayor Gray says D.C. should 'double down' on gun restrictions

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray said his city should "double down" on gun laws that are among the most stringent in the country, as leaders in the nation's capital and other cities view the sudden debate over guns as a pressing issue that afflicts youth both inside and outside of school walls.


  • Residency fraud still plagues D.C. schools

    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.


  • ** FILE ** Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    SIMMONS: D.C. schools chief, watch your back

    To D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson: Walk with all deliberate speed, make clear tread marks and watch your back.


  • Henderson announces plan to close 20 D.C. schools

    D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson on Tuesday announced 20 schools that could be closed next year, among them the alma mater of four former NBA players, the District's first junior high school and an educational center built in 1927.


  • D.C. high school student shot by classmate after verbal altercation

    One D.C. high school student shot another as classes were letting out for the day Wednesday after an argument earlier between the teenagers, officials said.


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