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Legislation Would Give DCPS Chancellor Power to Authorize Charters

Legislation that D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray plans to introduce would give the DCPS Chancellor the power to authorize charter schools.


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DC Officials Respond to School Closing Lawsuit

District of Columbia officials are responding to a lawsuit over the closure of 15 schools, saying their plan was the result of extensive study and will improve education for all students.


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15 D.C. Public Schools to Close; Others Expanding

Fewer public schools in the District will be closing than originally thought as part of D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s consolidation and reorganization plan.


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D.C. Schools Head: No Widespread Cheating Evidence

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is denying allegations of widespread cheating on standardized tests.


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DC Sets Bar for Firing Teachers Over Performance

Tough new teacher evaluations led to a strike this month in Chicago, but in the District of Columbia, such evaluations are ‘business as usual.’


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D.C. Public Schools Launches New Teacher Incentive Program

District of Columbia Public Schools has put into place a new program to incentivize its teachers to stay longer and teach stronger.