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D.C. Schools Insider: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

District limbers up for stronger Race to Top

D.C. officials are pushing hard to meet the June 1 application deadline for their second shot at the Obama administration's Race to the Top (RTTT) grant competition. A team led by Eric Lerum, chief of staff to deputy mayor for...

By Bill Turque  |  May 20, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Cafritz supports Gray for mayor -- but also wants school reform continuity

Former D.C. School Board member Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a well-known socialite and patron of the arts, said Wednesday night she is supporting Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) in the mayor's race. But if you were one of the 250...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 20, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Fenty's charter school "conflict"

There's much more to say about charter funding issue I wrote about Wednesday. One person who's not saying anything is Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. On Monday afternoon, I contacted his office asking for comment about the charter school leaders who...

By Bill Turque  |  May 19, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Assault at Hearst under investigation

Here's another disturbing report about a student allegedly injured by an adult in a District public school. This one comes from Hearst Elementary in Ward Three, where police were called on May 12 to investigate the restraint of a student...

By Bill Turque  |  May 19, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Student injured by chair-wielding sub

A seventh grader at Maya Angelou Public Charter School suffered a fractured ankle last week when a substitute teacher allegedly threw a chair at him during PE class. Lucretia Murphy, executive director of the See Forever Foundation, which operates the...

By Bill Turque  |  May 18, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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DCPS says closed schools save $17 million

When Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee closed and consolidated 23 under-enrolled schools in 2008, she justified the highly unpopular decision in part by the prospect of significant savings that could be rolled into classrooms. At a meeting with Post editors and...

By Bill Turque  |  May 17, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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