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D.C. Schools Insider: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

D.C. teachers go back to court

The Washington Teachers' Union has asked a D.C. a Superior Court judge to re-open its lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the teacher layoffs Chancellor Michelle Rhee ordered last October because of what she described as a budget crunch. Union...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 16, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Betts in the Post

Garnet-Patterson principal Brian Betts was found dead in his home Thursday evening. Betts has appeared or been featured in several Post stories and columns. Here's a selection: Jay Mathews: Looking Beyond the Numbers for Progress Rhee's 200-Page 'Framework' Spells Out...

By Meghan Louttit  |  April 16, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rhee on Brian Betts

Here's Michelle Rhee's statement on the passing of Brian Betts, the principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnett Patterson April 16, 2010 Statement from Michelle Rhee, Chancellor on the Death of Brian Betts, Principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 16, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rhee's statement on the passing of Brian Betts

Here's Michelle Rhee's statement on the passing of Brian Betts, the principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnett Patterson April 16, 2010 Statement from Michelle Rhee, Chancellor on the Death of Brian Betts, Principal of Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 16, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gandhi says Rhee's surplus does not exist

District Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi has told Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee that the $34 million surplus she cited Tuesday as a basis for helping to finance teacher salaries under the proposed new labor contract "does not exist." Gandhi's...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 15, 2010; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Gandhi to Rhee: "Surplus does not exist"

District Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi has just released a letter he sent to Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee saying that the $34 million surplus she cited Tuesday as a basis for helping to finance teacher salaries under the proposed...

By Bill Turque  |  April 15, 2010; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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DCPS enrollment projected to inch up next year

While there seems to be a brief intermission in the labor contract opera, I thought I might share some other news. D.C. public school enrollment, which showed a less than 1 percent decline in in 2009-2010 after years of steep...

By Bill Turque  |  April 15, 2010; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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The $34 million question

So does the $34 million surplus Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee described to the D.C. Council Tuesday actually exist? This is the money she said was now available in the FY 2010 budget, three months after laying off 266 teachers, to...

By Washington Post editors  |  April 14, 2010; 10:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Rhee: 'Conspiracy theorists' have it wrong

I spoke to Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee Tuesday afternoon, a few hours after she told the D.C. Council that a $34 million surplus in the DCPS budget would help pay for teacher salaries under the new proposed labor contract. Rhee...

By Bill Turque  |  April 14, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Does contract math add up?

Although it's been less than a week since Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee rolled out their tentative contract agreement with the Washington Teachers' Union, bumps are starting to appear on the path to closing the deal....

By Bill Turque  |  April 12, 2010; 8:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Teacher debate over contract heats up

Twenty percent over five years is the best we're ever going to do. Yes, there are problems, but let's sign and move on. Private donors such as the Walton Family Foundation are not to be trusted. They'll be gone,...

By Bill Turque  |  April 12, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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