Rocketship Education, which operates a network of blended learning elementary schools, will be opening seven new schools in 2015-16, including two in Washington.
All Blog Posts With Washington DC Tag or Category
February 26, 2014
February 24, 2014
Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.
July 01, 2013
Linda Moore, the executive director and founder of a charter school in the District of Columbia, was inducted into the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame.
June 14, 2013
Newark has announced an effort to create a common application for student admission for all charter schools and regular public schools in the district.
January 07, 2013
In the last three school years, charter schools in Washington have expelled 676 students, compared to only 24 students expelled by DCPS.
January 08, 2009
When a school district makes a big to-do about the use of "evidence to make decisions about how to help students learn, where to put our resources and how to manage our staff," is it fair to criticize it for implementing unproven and experimental programs? skoolboy supports modest experimental in...
November 07, 2008
Why is there so much interest in where Barack and Michelle Obama plan to enroll their daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, in Washington, DC schools? Probably because most observers think that the choice of a school will reveal something meaningful about President-Elect Obama’s views about schooling...
October 09, 2008
If you just got laid off from Lehman, do I have an edu-job for you!Michelle Rhee needs a "safe, prompt, reliable and comfortable driver to assist [the] Chancellor with her daily schedule and a variety of duties. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of DCPS vehicles for the ...
October 08, 2008
Thanks to everyone who's participated in the spirited discussion below on the Art Siebens case. Commenters have raised a number of important questions, among them:1) Will eliminating tenure increase the quality of teachers in DCPS? Where will this fleet of new exceptional teachers come from? Do pri...
October 06, 2008
Reporter: “The teachers’ union is saying that their concern is arbitrary firing…. that it just isn’t possible to give everyone sort of a level of fair scrutiny.Rhee: “It’s interesting because, I mean, the bottom line is that people are saying, ‘Well, great teachers could be fired arbit...