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D.C. Schools Insider: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

DCPS lays off 24 special ed staff

The District cut 24 staff from its "non public" special education unit Friday, in an effort to reduce one of its biggest expenses: transportation and private school tuition for special needs students, which cost about a quarter-billion dollars a year....

By Bill Turque  | October 22, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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Fenty and Rhee: The cartoon

Check out this Taiwanese animated news video on "Waiting for Superman" and the adventures of its heroine, Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee....

By Bill Turque  | October 22, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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'Standing Ovation' hooted by some teachers

It seems like a nice enough idea, honoring the 663 "highly effective" DCPS teachers, as judged by the new IMPACT evaluation system, at the Kennedy Center on Nov. 1. A Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers" is hosted by the D.C....

By Bill Turque  | October 22, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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Injured McKinley student progressing as questions remain

Keon Blake went back into surgery Tuesday, the latest in what his mother says will be a series of operations to repair broken facial bones and two broken femurs suffered when the 17-year-old senior plunged from a third-floor balcony above...

By Bill Turque  | October 20, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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Is Rhee heading northeast--or west?

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee appeared to close the door on a possible appointment to New Jersey's top education post Wednesday, but then opened another by saying that her next job could be at a school district....

By Bill Turque  | October 20, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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More, still, on the meaning of Rhee

Mo Udall, the late Arizona congressman and two-time Democratic presidential candidate, once observed: "Everything has been said, but not everyone has said it." That goes for the education commentariat, which continues to ponder the significance of Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's...

By Bill Turque  | October 19, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
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Teen jumps from balcony of D.C. school

A D.C. student was injured Friday evening when he fell from a third-floor balcony at McKinley Technical High School during a homecoming celebration, according to D.C. police.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 18, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
 
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