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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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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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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.

09/06/2012

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