D.C. Public Schools
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.
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.
A struggling high school in Southeast D.C. is the latest public school in the District to undergo a major renovation.
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.
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.
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.
A list of important resources, information and assistance for Hurricane Sandy.
Several students at a local high school in Southeast have been taken to the hospital after a possible food poisoning outbreak.
Independent Investigation Confirms Cheating During D.C. Public School-Administered Standardized Tests
An investigation into the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DCCAS) administered in 2011 has confirmed cheating in two classrooms in two D.C. Public Schools.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has proposed a five-year plan that calls for higher-achieving public schools, as well as some school closures.