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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.

December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

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

District of Columbia's 'Regular' Schools Deliver Big Gains on Urban NAEP

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

Charters and District-Run Schools in D.C. Issue Joint 'Equity' Report

A first-ever report provides comparable academic and nonacademic data on every regular public school and charter school in the District of Columbia.

July 30, 2013

D.C. Schools Post Strong Results on Common-Core-Aligned Tests

As it barrels ahead with common-core implementation, the District of Columbia school system sees significant growth on 2013 reading and math test scores.

July 01, 2013

District News Round-up

News from Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis

June 14, 2013

District of Columbia's Headlong Dive Into Common Core

Join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz June 17 for a live chat about the District of Columbia's foray into teaching the common standards in English/language arts in an 8th grade classroom.

April 22, 2013

Focus on Future Plans, Not Past Scandal, Says D.C. Council

Washington councilmembers expressed concerns about cheating, but were focused on establishing new security procedures rather than on investigating past incidents.

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