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D.C. Schools Insider: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Gray: Next chancellor 'won't be Cliff Janey'

Mayor-apparent Vincent C. Gray, who has held his cards close on the question of who will lead DCPS, tipped a couple of them late Friday afternoon when he ran into The Answer Sheet's Valerie Strauss in front of The Post's...

By Bill Turque  | October 8, 2010; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
 
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D.C. says finances won't endanger contract

Despite a $175 million gap in this fiscal year's budget -- one that could grow by $400 million by fiscal 2012 -- the District says it is still good for the 9 percent pay raise due to DCPS teachers over the next two years under the terms of the contract approved in June.

By Bill Turque  | October 8, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tiger Woods visits Cesar Chavez charter school

Tiger Woods was in town Friday to celebrate the opening of his Tiger Woods Learning Center at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School's Capitol Hill campus. It's his second such center in the District and the culmination of a nearly four-year process to establish a presence here.

By Bill Turque  | October 8, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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More details on DCPS enrollment

The District released more details late Wednesday on the October enrollment count. Unaudited enrollment as of Oct. 5 is 46,515, a gain of 743 students over the 2009 unaudited figure. That's a 1.6 percent increase. Of those new students, 524...

By Bill Turque  | October 7, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Charter school enrollment up nearly 6 percent

Enrollment in the city's 52 public charter schools is up nearly 6 percent this fall, according to a preliminary count by the D.C. Public Charter School Board. The board reported Wednesday afternoon that its unaudited student count stands at 29,557....

By Bill Turque  | October 6, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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DCPS figuring out cuts

School officials say they are trying figure out where to come up with the $6.5 million in cuts mandated by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), who also froze hiring and promotions across city government on Monday. DCPS is facing a...

By Bill Turque  | October 6, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Enrollment inches up

It's only a 1 percent bump, but after almost forty years of annual enrollment losses, the results of this year's early, unaudited count of the student population constitutes good news for DCPS. "People are feeling more faith and confidence in...

By Bill Turque  | October 5, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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DCPS turns around enrollment

DCPS is poised to announce tomorrow what it says is its first enrollment increase in 39 years. The news is in a release, quickly recalled for spilling too many of the beans. It says that unaudited figures show 73 of...

By Washington Post editors  | October 4, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Worth reading

Here are a couple of pieces responding to the recent treatment of Randi Weingarten and the teachers' unions as the education world's axis of evil: Rick Hess in Education Week Peter Goodman in The Root Follow D.C. Schools Insider every...

By Bill Turque  | October 4, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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The 'late' Woodrow Wilson

Maybe it's been a matter of adjusting to the temporary quarters at the University of the District of Columbia, but students at Woodrow Wilson High are having difficulty getting to school on time.

By Bill Turque  | October 4, 2010; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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