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D.C. Schools Insider: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Capital Gains short of cash

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says that she's ready to continue the District's two-year experiment with paying middle schoolers as much as $100 a month for good grades, behavior and attendance, but only if she can find the money. Data from...

By Bill Turque  |  June 25, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Rhee: Pope still in arts magnet picture

DCPS unveiled some marquee names from the arts, philanthropic and business worlds Tuesday as part of its "blue ribbon" commission to help plan the new middle school arts magnet, scheduled to open in fall 2011. Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Kennedy...

By Bill Turque  |  June 24, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Gray campaign 'tabled' at Lafayette

Schools are a core issue in the mayoral campaign, but DCPS officials are trying to keep them from becoming venues for primary season politics. On three separate occasions this spring, principals were cautioned about keeping school grounds free of campaign...

By Bill Turque  |  June 23, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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School vouchers and their future in D.C.

Mike DeBonis has some interesting information about school vouchers - their efficacy and their prospects - at the DeBonis blog....

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 23, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Is charter school board getting tough?

It looks that way, given the recent run of schools that have had charters revoked by the D.C. Public Charter School Board, or that have beaten the board to the punch and relinquished them on their own. On April 27th,...

By Bill Turque  |  June 22, 2010; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Hearing on special-ed regulations

District officials will hold a hearing Thursday night on proposed new rules to regulate the quality and cost of private schools where some special education students are enrolled at public expense. The hearing will be held 6 to 8 p.m....

By Bill Turque  |  June 22, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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WTU elections muddle deepens

Washington Teachers' Union president George Parker continues to take serious heat for his handling of officer elections, which were supposed to take place in May, but now appear to be sliding into September. On Friday, an attorney for general vice...

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 21, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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When she knocks, it's just 'Michelle'

Sometime this summer, you might answer a knock at your door to find Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee standing there, ready to tell you what a swell job Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has done. But if she follows the legal advice...

By Bill Turque  |  June 21, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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