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D.C. Schools Insider: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

Trolling the charters for 'master educators'

While some charter school officials are concerned that the lucrative new teachers contract will trigger an exodus of talent, DCPS is recruiting aggressively right now from its charter neighbors. That includes enlisting instructors to serve as so-called "master educators" to...

By Bill Turque  |  June 4, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
 
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Where were the teachers?

Slightly more than half of the approximately 3,400 Washington teachers eligible to vote on ratification of an historic new contract ended up casting ballots, according to union president George Parker. The total vote was 1,837, with five ballots voided. The...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 3, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Breaking: Teachers ratify contract

Just got word that the contract passed. Exact vote not yet available, but a WTU spokeswoman says it was roughly 1,400 to 400. Union president George Parker has scheduled a 3:00 presser. UPDATE:Here is the statement Parker put out a...

By Bill Turque  |  June 2, 2010; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Breaking: Contract winning by big margin

The proposed D.C. teachers' contract appears to be headed toward ratification by a significant margin. As of 10:15 a.m. the vote was 858 to 203 in favor of the pact, which would provide a 21.6 percent salary hike and...

By Bill Turque  |  June 2, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Welcome to the test factory

We're ending a school year in which our students have been inundated with standardized tests like never before.

By Bill Turque  |  June 1, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Tags: Crystal Sylvia testing, Sylvia DC BAS ACCESS, Sylvia DC CAS, Sylvia test factory  
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