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D.C. Schools Insider: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

Scoping out space for a middle school arts magnet

School officials are looking at several buildings, including Eastern High School, as a prospective home for a middle school fine arts magnet they say the District will open in fall 2011. The new DCPS capital budget has about $20 million...

By Bill Turque  |  May 5, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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DC-CAS science scores up in 2009

While the overall numbers are low, District officials said Tuesday that they are encouraged by the growth students showed on the science and biology segments of last year's DC-CAS standardized tests. Slightly more than a third of DCPS fifth-graders scored...

By Bill Turque  |  May 4, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Council speaks, but Rhee has spoken

The D.C. Council took a stand Tuesday on two D.C. public schools personnel issues over which it admittedly has zero power: the reinstatement of the 266 teachers laid off in October and the retention of Hardy Middle School principal Patrick...

By Bill Turque  |  May 4, 2010; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Shaw students react to arrests in Betts slaying

UPDATE, 9:49 a.m.: Third suspect charged with murder Principal Brian Betts walks with one of his students in 2008. (Bill O'Leary/Post) Students at Shaw Middle School said Tuesday that they were glad suspects in their beloved principal Brian Betts' murder...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 4, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Brian Betts, Shaw Middle School  
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AFT: Rhee's anti-leak strategy less than watertight

We learned from Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee at her Friday D.C. Council testimony that the fiscal disarray following the contract announcement was actually an attempt to avoid that worst of all possible worlds: a leak to the press. Rhee...

By Bill Turque  |  May 3, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Tags: American Federation of Teachers, DC schools, DC teachers contract, Randi Weingarten  
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