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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Education

Washington’s mayoral candidates clashed over proposals to improve the city’s public schools in their first general-election debate, with the Democratic nominee characterizing her independent challenger as a loose cannon whose approach would lead to “ping-pongs in leadership.”

09/18/2014

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D.C. Teacher Gives Homework Comparing George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler

A D.C. teacher “deeply regrets” giving students a homework assignment that asked them to compare and contrast former U.S. President George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler.

09/11/2014

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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?

09/10/2014

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D.C. to Suspend Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

The District of Columbia school system won’t include students’ standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for the upcoming academic year as it adjusts to new tests that adhere to Common Core academic standards.

06/19/2014

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Henderson Would Remain D.C. Schools Chancellor Under Bowser

District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District’s public schools.

06/11/2014

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D.C. Schools Offering Money to Make Students Happier

The District of Columbia public school system is launching an internal grant program that will allow schools to ask for money to fund extracurricular activities and other programs to make students happier.

02/25/2014

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Knew of Test Cheating Claim

An elementary school principal’s claim that she saw teachers erasing answers on students’ test sheets had reached District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s desk within 24 hours of the alleged incident in late 2010.

01/30/2014

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D.C. Schools Buy New Instruments, Other Supplies

District of Columbia public school students will get new musical instruments, books, computers, art supplies and science lab equipment thanks to $10 million in funding that had been left unspent.

12/23/2013

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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.

01/17/2013

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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.

01/09/2013

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