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March 04, 2015

Federal Lawmakers Advocate for D.C. Schools Voucher Program

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.

February 27, 2015

AASA and Howard University to Partner on Training for Urban Superintendents

The initiative will join a growing number of specialized training programs that aim to help prepare school leaders to manage the complex demands of running school systems.

February 24, 2015

ACLU Questions District of Columbia's Plans for All-Male Prep School

The American Civil Liberties Union says it applauds the district's effort to improve academic and career outcomes for boys of color, but it questioned whether an all-male prep school was the most effective way to do so.

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.

February 10, 2015

D.C. Councilwoman Seeks Legal Review of District's Boys of Color Initiative

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

January 21, 2015

Supports for Black and Latino Boys to Get $20 Million Investment From D.C. Schools

Through its initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.

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.

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