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.
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April 02, 2014
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.
July 30, 2013
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
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June 14, 2013
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
Washington councilmembers expressed concerns about cheating, but were focused on establishing new security procedures rather than on investigating past incidents.