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D.C. Schools Insider: March 28, 2010 - April 3, 2010

Janey: "It's not a coup"

The gathering at the Wilson Building Wednesday night was billed as a community forum and panel discussion on education reform. But it didn't take long to morph into an emotionally-charged rally for what the 150 or so in attendance clearly...

By Bill Turque  |  April 1, 2010; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Cut is a cut, no matter how it's sliced

Mayor Fenty's proposed FY 2011 budget is due out Thursday and DCPS, along with the rest of D.C government, will be feeling the sting of declining tax revenues, and the absence of one-time federal stimulus dollars that took the edge...

By Bill Turque  |  March 31, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Is election a referendum on Rhee?

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's future is now officially and certifiably up in the air. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, who finally entered the mayoral race Tuesday, says he'll decide on appointments when -- or if -- he is elected....

By Bill Turque  |  March 30, 2010; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
 
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D.C. ed reform forum to feature Clifford Janey

Wednesday night's community forum on education reform in the District is loaded with participants who would like to buy Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee a one-way ticket to Sacramento: Washington Teachers' Union general vice president and presidential candidate Nathan Saunders, school...

By Bill Turque  |  March 30, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
 
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Feds poke holes in DC Race to Top bid

The District may well end up with a piece of the Obama Administration's Race to the Top action when the grant competition moves to its second round later this year. Especially if, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan indicated Monday, the...

By Bill Turque  |  March 29, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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D.C. on bottom in Race to Top

The Department of Education just announced that Tennessee and Delaware are winners in the first round of the Race to the Top grant competition. Sources say the District's application came in dead last -- 16th out of 16 finalists....

By Bill Turque  |  March 29, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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