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November 05, 2014

Election Results Could Bring Relief to Phila. Schools; Leadership Stability to D.C.

Philadelphia officials hope a new governor will bring some financial relief, while Washington's new mayor has pledged to keep schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

October 15, 2014

Huge Disparity in Per-Pupil Spending in Washington-Area Schools, Report Shows

On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

October 07, 2014

Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.

September 05, 2014

NCLB Waivers Extended for Tennessee and D.C.

Unlike many states who have received waiver extensions lately, the letters for both the Volunteer State and the nation's capitol have absolutely no caveats.

July 10, 2014

Critics Cast Doubt on Academic Progress in D.C. Schools

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.

July 02, 2014

Teachers Reject Plans in D.C. to Extend the School Day

The Washington Teachers Union has asked its members to vote against extending the day at their schools.

June 23, 2014

How Much Leverage Does Arne Duncan Still Have Over Race to the Top States?

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

Academic Progress in Boston's Schools in Jeopardy, Report Finds

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

D.C. Voters Toss Mayor Gray in Primary, Raising Questions About Schools

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

Volatility of D.C. Mayoral Campaign Raises Stakes for City Schools' Future

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.

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