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.
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January 21, 2015
October 15, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.
December 23, 2013
Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.
December 18, 2013
The city's regular public school students, not those in charters, posted the strongest gains of any urban district on the national assessments.
December 11, 2013
A first-ever report provides comparable academic and nonacademic data on every regular public school and charter school in the District of Columbia.