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June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

May 21, 2015

District of Columbia Offers Top Principals Three-Year Appointments

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

D.C. School Vouchers Once Again Caught Up in Federal Fiscal Fight

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

D.C. Charter School Group Claims District Underfunds Charters

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 Expands Network to Washington D.C.

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

Changes Coming to Charters in N.Y.C., D.C., and Philadelphia

Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.

July 02, 2013

Q&A with Linda Moore, Charter School Hall of Fame Inductee

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 Pushes for a Common Application for Charter Enrollment

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

D.C. Charter Schools Expel Far More Students than Local District

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

The Skillful Publicist

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...

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