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D.C. Schools Insider: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

WTU drills dry hole in layoffs suit

The Washington Teachers' Union's court challenge to the October 2009 layoffs effectively ended this morning when a WTU attorney told a D.C. Superior Court judge that after scrutinizing 1,200 pages of District documents, the union could find no evidence that...

By Bill Turque  | October 29, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Breaking: Saunders forces Parker into WTU runoff

George Parker's five-year run as Washington Teachers' Union president is at risk, based on the preliminary count in a WTU presidential race with a stunningly low turnout. Nathan Saunders, the union's general vice president, edged Parker 334 to 313, forcing...

By Bill Turque  | October 27, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers' Union  
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D.C. arts magnet may slip a year

It looks as if plans for the middle school fine arts magnet--the one that Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee dispatched Hardy Middle School principal Patrick Pope to open in fall 2011--will be pushed back a year. DCPS had been looking at...

By Bill Turque  | October 27, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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Rhee's tough advice falls flat with some in Tampa

It was only a week ago that Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee co-authored an Outlook piece with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty that expressed pride in their accomplishments but also acknowledged that they "fell short" in building broad community support for school...

By Bill Turque  | October 25, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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