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July 13, 2010

D.C. Test Scores Show Mixed Results

Scores at the elementary school level declined this year after years of rising, but District of Columbia middle and high schools students posted gains in math and reading.

June 08, 2010

D.C. Teacher Contract Financing Under Investigation

The city's campaign finance office is investigating Michelle A. Rhee's actions in negotiating terms of a deal with foundations to support the District of Columbia's teacher contract .

June 02, 2010

D.C. Teachers Approve Contract

District of Columbia teachers ratify new contract that gives them a major raise and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee more flexibility in firing poorly-performing teachers.

June 01, 2010

D.C. Teacher Contract Headed Toward Ratification

District of Columbia teachers are expected to ratify by tomorrow a new contract that will boost their pay in exchange for a system that allows for paying teachers more for good performance and dismissing poor-performing teachers more quickly.

May 21, 2010

Friday Roundup: District News

A look at school district news around the nation

April 30, 2010

D.C. Contract Hits Financial Speed Bump

The proposed new contract for District of Columbia teachers is on hold unless the city finds a way to prove it can pay for the massive salary increases embedded in it.

April 29, 2010

Updates on D.C. and Central Falls

My colleague Steve Sawchuk has some news up you should check out on the Teacher Beat blog about the latest chapters with the D.C. teacher contract and the Central Falls, R.I. teacher firings. Things are far from happy in either place right now. Speaking of Rhode Island, Deborah Gist, the state's ed...

April 28, 2010

Will D.C. Contract Money Go Away?

Foundation support for D.C. teacher contract could be in trouble if Michelle Rhee leaves

February 02, 2010

Poll: Michelle Rhee's Popularity Decreasing in D.C.

A pair of polls released by The Washington Post this week show the personal popularity of Rhee and her chief patron, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, have taken a precipitous fall in the Nation's Capital.

January 26, 2010

Rhee Responds to Uproar Over Remarks

Michelle Rhee explains her recent remarks about laid-off teachers being dismissed for being physically and sexually abusive.

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