Earlier this school year, D.C. officials released some discomfiting news: Only 52 of 187 city schools met federal Adequate Yearly Progress benchmarks in reading or math.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has proposed legislation that offers a $10,000 bonus and other incentives to top-rated city teachers who agree to work in public schools that need their expertise.
Is the District preparing to conduct its own Tuskegee experiment? The synopsis: D.C. Council member David A. Catania is pushing legislation that would mandate mental and behavioral analyses of youths as young as 3, and city schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson testified Tuesday that she has bought into his misguided proposal.
D.C. schools focus on students' emotional issues; Inspection team rappels Washington Monument; Probe subject wins Ward 5 post; FOP wins ruling on police overtime pay; D.C. employee accused of stealing $400K; McDonnell backs Frederick; Virginia withholds $20M from transit agencies; Perry fundraises in Baltimore.
Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says 10 percent of the city's eighth-graders have attempted suicide.
Back to school in area jurisdictions; First glimpse today at MLK memorial; McDonnell, O'Malley spar on CNN; Low turnout expected in Va. primaries; Verizon employees returning to work; D.C. GOP joins in movement to oust Thomas; Gray, Ghandi named in lottery whistleblower suit.
After millions of dollars in infrastructure investment and years of sharply scrutinized teacher performance, D.C. officials say it's time for students to step up their game this school year.
As another school year begins across the region, the District of Columbia and Montgomery County open their doors under new leadership and with widely contrasting academic and socioeconomic challenges.
In the wake of school cheating scandals across the country, several states are racing to implement new testing protocols before classes resume.