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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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About 20 D.C. Public Schools to Close as Part of Relocation Proposal

Big changes could be coming for D.C. Public Schools at the end of this school year – changes that could relocate thousands of students in an effort to better utilize the system’s resources.

11/13/2012

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Low Attendance Mirrors Low Test Scores in D.C.

Councilmember David Catania participated in a roundtable discussion Thursday aimed at bringing awareness to soaring truancy rates in the public school system and the alarming effects they have on future success.

11/08/2012

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Hurricane Sandy Closings and Resources

A list of important resources, information and assistance for Hurricane Sandy.

10/28/2012

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Balou High School Students Sickened by Teacher’s Apples

Several students at a local high school in Southeast have been taken to the hospital after a possible food poisoning outbreak.

09/24/2012

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