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D.C. Schools Insider: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Nyankori a rare bird in DCPS wild

It was the bureaucratic equivalent of a Northern Spotted Owl sighting: a District of Columbia official apologizing for mistakes made. "There have been mistakes. I'm ready to take the whip," Richard Nyankori, deputy chancellor for special education, said Wednesday evening...

By Bill Turque  |  May 28, 2010; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Here's the ballot

Click to enlarge In case you were curious, this is the paper version of the ballot Washington Teachers' Union members are using to vote on the proposed contract. This one, with the rather vehement looking "X," is obviously a thumbs...

By Bill Turque  |  May 27, 2010; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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How to return those Stevie Wonder tickets

People who wound up tickets to a Stevie Wonder concert Wednesday night that were among the 1,500 intended for D.C. public school teachers can return them by e-mail, a D.C. school official said Wednesday. Most of the free tickets, which...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 26, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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'First Lady' Rhee meets press

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee tried out her prospective new role as mayor's wife Monday at the Sacramento Press Club, drawing some laughs as she described how she briefly considered trying to clean up her act to serve as a political...

By Bill Turque  |  May 25, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Pink slip season for principals

May is the dangerous month for DCPS principals, when Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee sends letters informing them whether or not they will be renewed for another academic year. Spokeswoman Jennifer Calloway said the District will be ready "in the coming...

By Bill Turque  |  May 24, 2010; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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