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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...

November 07, 2008

Where Will Malia Ann and Sasha Obama Go to School?

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

Driving Michelle Rhee, Plus: Joel Klein Needs Your Help!

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

Following Up on the Art Siebens Discussion

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...

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