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July 01, 2013
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.
April 12, 2013
A data analyst hired by Michelle Rhee to advise her on possible widespread cheating told the former chancellor that high rates of erasures needed more thorough investigation.
April 04, 2013
As the District of Columbia prepares to close 15 public schools, the city will have to find space for a major influx of children entering the school system.
January 09, 2013
In an hour-long PBS "Frontline" documentary, the former District of Columbia schools' chief defends her leadership style and record while running the school system.
January 02, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education's office of inspector general is still investigating whether school officials in the District of Columbia cheated on standardized tests during Ms. Rhee's tenure as chancellor.
August 09, 2012
The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.
February 28, 2012
The District of Columbia school system is under investigation by federal and local officials based on allegations of test tampering.
February 11, 2011
A retired U.S. Education Department official says that improvement in the city's test scores predate the arrival of Michelle Rhee.