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D.C. Schools Insider: February 21, 2010 - February 27, 2010

ISO: Former DCPS teachers

For a story on teacher attrition, I'd like to talk to educators who have voluntarily left DCPS within the last three or four years. I'm looking for both veterans and novices. If you're interested, please get in touch with...

By Bill Turque  |  February 26, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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DCPS issues snow make up calendar

DCPS will trim days set aside for parent-teacher conferences and teacher professional development from its calendar to make up for time lost to the February snowstorms, Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced Friday. The school system was shuttered for four-and-a-half days...

By Bill Turque  |  February 26, 2010; 4:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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DCPS lining up support for Council hearing

School officials are working to make sure they have plenty of friendly voices at the D.C. Council's annual performance oversight hearing on March 15. Testimony at these events tends to become an open-ended infomercial for those unhappy with Chancellor...

By Bill Turque  |  February 24, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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More questions about Capitol Hill charter pitch

Red flags continue to flutter around a group's proposal to open a new charter school for at-risk youth on the D Street SE campus of International Graduate University (IGU). Last week, Terry Shelton, the executive director of the proposed University...

By Bill Turque  |  February 23, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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D.C. schools official chats about enrollment lottery

D.C. schools had a digital breakthrough Tuesday morning: it's first-ever live chat. Abigail Smith, chief of transformation management, spent an hour taking on-line questions about the out-of-boundary lottery process. The application period ends Sunday. Here's the transcript. Follow D.C. Schools...

By Bill Turque  |  February 23, 2010; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Report: Twelve teachers fired for abuse

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has fired ten DCPS teachers for administering corporal punishment and two for sexual misconduct since July 2007, according to a report she has submitted to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Another 28 served suspensions ranging...

By Bill Turque  |  February 22, 2010; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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