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GOP Congressman Wants D.C. School Vouchers to Continue

A leading House Republican says a school voucher program for District of Columbia students is successful and should continue.


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D.C. Council to Consider Banning Suspensions of Preschoolers

A D.C. Council committee will hold a hearing on a bill that would ban out-of-school suspensions for preschoolers.


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Mother of Boy Who Allegedly Engaged In Sex Acts With D.C. Teacher Sues

The mother of 17-year-old boy who allegedly had sex with a substitute teacher at Options Charter School in D.C. is suing the school and the teacher for $3 million, reports WNEW Senior Correspondent Mark Segraves.


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D.C. Police: Sex Acts Between Teacher, Student in Classroom Were Recorded

A substitute teacher at Options Public Charter School in D.C. has been arrested after allegedly having sex with a student in the classroom.


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Student Piano Prodigy Gets Truancy Notice From D.C. Schools After Traveling to Perform

A middle school student from D.C. has traveled the world as a piano prodigy, but all those performances around the globe mean she missed quite a few days of school. Does that make her a truant?


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New D.C. Anti-Truancy Program Claims Significant Progress

Organizers of D.C.’s $2.5 million “Show Up, Stand Out” anti-truancy initiative say the program is getting results.


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Police Investigating Remains Found at School

Police in Washington are investigating after construction workers unearthed what appear to be human remains while doing work at an elementary school in Georgetown.


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More Than 100 Kids Enrolled in Nationals’ Camp

More than 100 students are participating in a summer program run by the Washington Nationals to help students develop baseball and softball as well as academic skills.


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D.C. Releases New Set of Proposed School Boundaries

D.C. officials have released new proposed public school boundaries after previous proposals that would replace neighborhood schools drew widespread resistance.


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7 Local High Schools Make U.S. News List of the Top 100

U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of the nation’s best high schools was released this week, and eight local schools made the top 100.