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D.C. Teacher Gives Homework Comparing George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler

A D.C. teacher “deeply regrets” giving students a homework assignment that asked them to compare and contrast former U.S. President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

09/11/2014

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Study: Gunshots Fired Near More Than Half of D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students likely heard gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.

09/03/2014

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 22: Volunteers Connie Karins (L) and Jennifer Hales dig dirt while building a community garden on plot of land next to Charcoal Park, a community store, April 22, 2010 in Oakland, California. A handful of volunteers came out to build a community garden in honor of Earth Day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

D.C. Holding School Beautification Day

Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class.

08/23/2014

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When Does School Start in D.C., Maryland and Virginia? The 2014 Calendar

It’s almost that time again! Students soon will be heading back to school.

08/05/2014

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Report: DC and Md. Falling Behind When It Comes to Teaching Children With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education is changing the way it holds states accountable for the education of students with disabilities by adding more of a focus on student performance.

06/26/2014

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Henderson Would Remain D.C. Schools Chancellor Under Bowser

District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District’s public schools.

06/11/2014

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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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