A national group critical of improvement strategies used in recent years in the District of Columbia public schools says education leaders in the city have overstated improvements in student achievement.
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July 10, 2014
July 02, 2014
The Washington Teachers Union has asked its members to vote against extending the day at their schools.
June 23, 2014
It's a timely question, given that there's been a lot of action in Race to the Top states over the last week that could spark big changes to states' overall plans.
May 27, 2014
In an external review commissioned by the Boston district, the Council of the Great City Schools finds discord and disorganization that threaten the school system's long record of progress.
April 02, 2014
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.
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 26, 2014
Rocketship Education, which operates a network of blended learning elementary schools, will be opening seven new schools in 2015-16, including two in Washington.
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.
February 25, 2014
Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.
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.