D.C. Public Schools
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.
D.C. Public Schools received its highest test scores in six years and Mayor Vincent Gray wants that trend to continue.
District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city’s standardized tests.
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.
A District of Columbia judge won’t halt the planned closure of 15 public schools, plans that resulted in a lawsuit against the city.
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.