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D.C. Schools Insider: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Capitol Hill neighbors wary of proposed charter

One of the 13 groups seeking to open a new public charter school in the fall of 2011 is drawing questions from its prospective Capitol Hill neighbors--both for a lack of candor and the financial backing it is receiving from...

By Bill Turque  |  February 18, 2010; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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At DCPS, it's 'purge purge, purge!'

D.C. schools will begin moving its central offices next week, decamping 825 N. Capitol St. NE for 1200 1st St. NE near the New York Ave. Metro station. To save money on rent, the new digs are smaller, and that...

By Bill Turque  |  February 17, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Snow storms may stretch District school hours

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee is considering extending the school day as a way of making up for the four-and-a-half days of instructional time lost to the record-breaking snow this month. Spokeswoman Jennifer Calloway said no decisions have been made, but...

By Bill Turque  |  February 16, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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'Teaching and Learning' meeting postponed

DCPS has postponed tonight's meeting at McKinley Technology High School to discuss its new "Teaching and Learning Framework." This from Family and Public Engagement chief Peggy O'Brien: "We recognize that after all the snow, ongoing snow removal, and long...

By Bill Turque  |  February 16, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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School modernization meetings set

The District's Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization, the mouthful of an agency that oversees school construction and renovation, has taken some hits in the past for lack of responsiveness and transparency. But parents and other stakeholders can have...

By Bill Turque  |  February 15, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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