To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.
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May 12, 2015
March 27, 2015
The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.
March 24, 2015
Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 04, 2015
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.
February 24, 2015
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
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
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
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
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.