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D.C. 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.

02/25/2014

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Report: More D.C. Students Taking Advanced Exams

The number of students in District of Columbia public schools who are taking Advanced Placement exams has increased dramatically in the last decade.

02/11/2014

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Knew of Test 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.

01/30/2014

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D.C. Schools Buy New Instruments, Other Supplies

District of Columbia public school students will get new musical instruments, books, computers, art supplies and science lab equipment thanks to $10 million in funding that had been left unspent.

12/23/2013

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Gray: Advances on Nat’l Assessment Reflect City School Improvements

After the most recent national test score release, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says things are looking up for District schools.

11/10/2013

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Nation’s Education Secretary Hails D.C. Improvement on U.S. Report Card

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation’s Report Card.

11/07/2013

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D.C. School Bus Driver Charged With DUI, Fired

D.C. schools officials say they’ve fired a school bus driver charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after police say his bus was left in the middle of a Capitol Hill street with three children and an aide aboard.

10/30/2013

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Study: Dismissal Threats, Potential Pay Raises Motivating D.C. Teachers to Improve

Public school teachers in the District of Columbia are improving their performance because they’re motivated by the possibility of substantial pay raises or because they don’t want to get fired, according to a study.

10/17/2013

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High Test Scores a Boost to D.C. Schools

D.C. Public Schools received its highest test scores in six years and Mayor Vincent Gray wants that trend to continue.

08/04/2013

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DC Students See Big Gains on Standardized Test Scores

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city’s standardized tests.

07/30/2013

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