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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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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.

06/22/2012

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Schools Chief Proposes Longer Days, Some Closures

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.

04/19/2012

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D.C. Mayor To Announce Plan For Preventing Bullying

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is announcing a citywide plan to deal with bullying.

04/11/2012

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D.C. Schools Bullying Panel Set To Meet This Week

A panel in D.C. to help address the problem of bullying is scheduled to meet this week for the first time.

03/19/2012

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