National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
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June 18, 2015
May 21, 2015
The principals must meet certain performance benchmarks to qualify for the longer posts and agree to stay at their schools for three years.
March 03, 2015
The voucher program, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, is no stranger to testy funding battles.
July 31, 2014
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools alleges that since 2008 the District of Columbia has shortchanged its charter schools by about $770 million.
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
Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.
July 02, 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 08, 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...