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

Private $$$ for teachers must be "legally binding"

If, for some reason, the private foundations Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says are lined up to fund at least a portion of teacher salary increases don't deliver, the District is on the hook. That's the judgment of Chief Financial...

By Bill Turque  |  March 26, 2010; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Parker: New contract ready after spring break

Washington Teachers' Union president George Parker e-mailed and robo-called members late Wednesday night to say that he hoped details of the long-awaited labor pact with DCPS would be available as early as their return from spring break on April...

By Bill Turque  |  March 25, 2010; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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DCPS enrollment holds steady

Bucking a decades-long trend of annual losses, D.C. public schools are holding essentially steady in the latest enrollment figures, showing less than a 1-percent decline from 2009. Audited enrollment data released Wednesday by the Office of the State Superintendent of...

By Bill Turque  |  March 24, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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DCPS official hits big in Charles Town

Anyone working in the top ranks of the D.C. public schools for close to a decade has to be comfortable with long odds. But Instructional Superintendent William Wilhoyte was looking at about a 1-in-7-million chance when he dropped a quarter...

By Bill Turque  |  March 24, 2010; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Katherine Bradley funding Dunn deal

The private funds that DCPS officials said would be used to hire former Obama White House communications director Anita Dunn will come from philanthropist Katherine Bradley, Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told the D.C. Council Monday. Bradley is donating $100,000 through...

By Washington Post editors  |  March 22, 2010; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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