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D.C. Schools Insider: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Rhee going on Oprah

My colleague Mike DeBonis just posted this news. Click here for the full story.......

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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Teacher pay plan detailed

My colleague Michael Birnbaum reports: D.C. school officials detailed for the first time Friday how teachers can qualify for the performance-based pay bonuses that could vault them to the ranks of the country's best-paid public school educators. The bonuses, which...

By Washington Post editors  | September 10, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Pregnant Shadd student sues teacher

A D.C. special education teacher at Shadd Transition Academy had sex in his classroom with an emotionally disturbed 18-year-old student, resulting in her pregnancy, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. The suit, filed Monday by Ayanna Blue,...

By Bill Turque  | September 9, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
 
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School Without Walls Gets Blue Ribbon

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will come to School Without Walls Thursday to cite the high school as one of 300 National Blue Ribbon Schools for its progress in raising achievement levels among disadvantaged and minority students. The school, located on...

By Bill Turque  | September 8, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Wilson students waiting for books

When D.C. public schools opened last month, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee declared that the textbook shortages that once plagued the system at the beginning of the academic year were a thing of the past. Rhee...

By Bill Turque  | September 8, 2010; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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DCPS stories worth reading

In the daily torrent of education news and commentary, interesting work can easily get overlooked. I'll try to get in the habit of flagging DCPS-related pieces that I think are worth your time. I came across three today. In Mother...

By Bill Turque  | September 7, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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