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D.C. Schools Insider: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Early dismissal Friday

DCPS announced Thursday evening will dismiss classes at noon Friday because of the storm. All Friday afterschool programs and weekend programs, including Saturday Scholars, athletic games and DCPS sponsored extracurricular activities are cancelled. Follow D.C. Schools Insider every day at...

By Bill Turque  |  February 4, 2010; 8:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Keeping Pope alive

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's office says its policy is to answer all letters. But after waiting nearly two months for a mayoral response, a group of about 120 seventh graders and teachers from Hardy Middle School decided on more...

By Bill Turque  |  February 4, 2010; 4:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Tags: Adrian Fenty, Hardy Middle School, Michelle Rhee, Patrick Pope replaced, Vincent C.Gray  
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DCPS feeling IMPACT?

The District has told the Education Department that it "can barely keep up" with the demands of Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's ambitious new teacher evaluation system, called IMPACT. That's according to D.C's recently completed application for "Race to the Top,"...

By Bill Turque  |  February 3, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Private schools seek to become charter schools

My colleague Michael Birnbaum reports: The D.C. charter school board didn't attract a string of struggling Catholic schools seeking conversion in this year's charter applications, which were due Monday. But it did receive proposals from two existing private schools hoping...

By Washington Post editors  |  February 2, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Spingarn H.S. principal out

DCPS has confirmed Candi Peterson's weekend report in The Washington Teacher that Spingarn High School principal Blanca Reyes was replaced on Friday. As is usually the case with such personnel moves, there's no official word on why. Reyes was in...

By Bill Turque  |  February 1, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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