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July 01, 2013

District News Round-up

News from Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis

June 14, 2013

District of Columbia's Headlong Dive Into Common Core

Join Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz June 17 for a live chat about the District of Columbia's foray into teaching the common standards in English/language arts in an 8th grade classroom.

April 22, 2013

Focus on Future Plans, Not Past Scandal, Says D.C. Council

Washington councilmembers expressed concerns about cheating, but were focused on establishing new security procedures rather than on investigating past incidents.

April 12, 2013

Secret Memo Suggests Cheating Likely Widespread in D.C. Under Rhee

A data analyst hired by Michelle Rhee to advise her on possible widespread cheating told the former chancellor that high rates of erasures needed more thorough investigation.

April 04, 2013

D.C. Schools To Face Wave of Young Students

As the District of Columbia prepares to close 15 public schools, the city will have to find space for a major influx of children entering the school system.

January 09, 2013

Michelle Rhee Defends Record as Chief of D.C. Schools

In an hour-long PBS "Frontline" documentary, the former District of Columbia schools' chief defends her leadership style and record while running the school system.

January 02, 2013

Michelle Rhee: Debate Still Rages Over Her Tenure in D.C. Schools

The U.S. Department of Education's office of inspector general is still investigating whether school officials in the District of Columbia cheated on standardized tests during Ms. Rhee's tenure as chancellor.

August 09, 2012

Report Confirms Cheating at One D.C. School

The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.

February 28, 2012

D.C. Schools Chancellor Says Districts Need Cheating Investigation Guidelines

The District of Columbia school system is under investigation by federal and local officials based on allegations of test tampering.

February 11, 2011

Rhee's Record on D.C. Academic Gains Questioned

A retired U.S. Education Department official says that improvement in the city's test scores predate the arrival of Michelle Rhee.

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