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January 20, 2011

D.C. Contemplates Different Teaching Standards

The mayor of the District of Columbia harbors concerns that the city's IMPACT teacher evaluation doesn't account for differences in the students and schools located across the city and therefore may not be fair to teachers, The Washington Post reports. This is a subtle but important story with pote...

December 01, 2010

Saunders Wins D.C. Union Election

Nathan Saunders eked out a win over incumbent George Parker in a very tight and contentious race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union.

November 02, 2010

Union Election Could Shape D.C. Ed. Reform's Future

The winner of the race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union could have an impact on the future of education reform in the District of Columbia's much-scrutinized school system.

October 07, 2010

Study Calls for Clearer Teacher Evaluation Protocols

Protocols for observing teachers in the classroom during an evaluation should be written in such a way as to leave little room for inference so ratings are clear and objective, the New Teacher Project asserts in a new report.

September 10, 2010

Details of D.C. Performance-Pay System Unveiled

Leaders in the District of Columbia today announced details of the performance-based-pay program enshrined in its recently inked contract. Under the system, deemed "IMPACTplus,"—a reference to the IMPACT teacher-evaluation system upon which the pay decisions will be made—teachers deemed ...

September 08, 2010

UPDATED: D.C. Mayor's Race Has Teacher Policy Implications

Next week's D.C. Mayoral primary has strong implications for the future of teacher policy in the Nation's Capital.

July 23, 2010

Rhee to Dismiss Hundreds of Teachers for Poor Performance

D.C.'s school chancellor moves to lay off more than 300 teachers, mostly for poor performance.

June 01, 2010

D.C. Teacher Contract Nears Approval

District of Columbia teachers could approve the much-watched tentative agreement their union signed with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee tomorrow.

April 30, 2010

Financial Roadblock Stops D.C. Contract

The District's chief financial officer told the city council this morning he can't certify the contract as fiscally sound because the city hasn't been able to prove it can pay for the contract.

April 16, 2010

The Incredible Shrinking D.C. Surplus

So just how much cash does the District of Columbia's school system actually have? Good question, and there's a big interagency fight here in town going on to get to the bottom of it. You may remember that last year that the district's school system cited a huge budget deficit to justify the layof...

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