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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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Gray Continues Push For Charter School Expansion in D.C.

Fresh off the heels of his education reform speech that was met with some protest Thursday, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray continues to push for changing the educational landscape in the District.

06/23/2013

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D.C. Judge Declines to Halt School Closures

A District of Columbia judge won’t halt the planned closure of 15 public schools, plans that resulted in a lawsuit against the city.

05/15/2013

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Judge Seems Skeptical of D.C. School Closure Lawsuit

A District of Columbia judge seemed skeptical about a lawsuit asking him to halt the planned closure of 15 public schools, noting during a hearing that the schools students are being moved to are better performing.

05/10/2013

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D.C. Finds Cheating on Tests at 11 Schools

District of Columbia schools officials knew in early 2009 about the possibility that dozens of teachers were cheating on standardized tests, two years before the issue was acknowledged publicly, according to an internal memo.

04/12/2013

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Ballou Will Be Latest Renovated D.C. High School

A struggling high school in Southeast D.C. is the latest public school in the District to undergo a major renovation.

03/26/2013

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DC Schools Hear From Communities as Consolidation Nears

Plans for the D.C. Public Schools landscape is changing rapidly, but the head of the school systems says there’s still time for public input to be taken into account before finalizing plans to consolidate twenty schools.

11/27/2012

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