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D.C. Schools Insider: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

Get ready for the 'Great Education Debate' in D.C.

That's what the sponsors, the Young Education Professionals-DC (YEP-DC) are calling the June 28th event that will feature the two principal Democratic mayoral primary contenders, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. The greatness will begin...

By Bill Turque  |  June 10, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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On the road to a deal: Potholes and gridlock

In mid-June 2009, it looked like the District and the Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) were finally close to a contract. Mediator Kurt Schmoke had every reason to believe he was done. After two months of mediating the stalemated talks that...

By Bill Turque  |  June 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Raymond: Gray or Rhee is a bogus choice

As expected, former D.C. State Board of Education president Lisa Raymond, who scuffled with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty over budget and policy issues, has endorsed Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the Sept. 14 primary. In a statement that went...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 9, 2010; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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No politics in Rhee complaint, Brannum says

If there's something Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has said or done over the last three years that Robert Vinson Brannum actually likes, he's kept it pretty much to himself. Count him among the hardest of the hard-core anti-Rheeites. "Chancellor Rhee...

By Bill Turque  |  June 7, 2010; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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