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February 24, 2015

ACLU Questions District of Columbia's Plans for All-Male Prep School

The American Civil Liberties Union says it applauds the district's effort to improve academic and career outcomes for boys of color, but it questioned whether an all-male prep school was the most effective way to do so.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

February 10, 2015

D.C. Councilwoman Seeks Legal Review of District's Boys of Color Initiative

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

January 21, 2015

Supports for Black and Latino Boys to Get $20 Million Investment From D.C. Schools

Through its initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.

October 15, 2014

Huge Disparity in Per-Pupil Spending in Washington-Area Schools, Report Shows

On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

July 10, 2014

Critics Cast Doubt on Academic Progress in D.C. Schools

A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.

May 27, 2014

Academic Progress in Boston's Schools in Jeopardy, Report Finds

In an external review commissioned by the Boston district, the Council of the Great City Schools finds discord and disorganization that threaten the school system's long record of progress.

April 02, 2014

D.C. Voters Toss Mayor Gray in Primary, Raising Questions About Schools

Washington voters rejected a second term for Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary, leaving big questions about the future of the city's schools chancellor, Kaya Henderson.

March 11, 2014

Volatility of D.C. Mayoral Campaign Raises Stakes for City Schools' Future

If voters decide to toss Mayor Vincent Gray from office in the wake of a mounting campaign finance scandal, it's not clear what would happen to Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, who has been at the helm of the school system since 2010.

February 25, 2014

District of Columbia Schools to Devote $5 Million to Student Satisfaction

Every school in the District of Columbia Public Schools system will receive funds to devote to efforts to improve students' happiness with their learning environment.

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