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D.C. Schools Insider: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Student poetry slams the issues

Dallas Otigba wasn't daunted by the boisterous, standing-room-only audience that packed Kelly Miller School auditorium Thursday night for the 13th annual D.C. Scores Poetry Slam! Like many of the students in the two-night citywide spoken word competition, the maroon-and-khaki-clad fifth...

By Bill Turque  | December 3, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Dream Girls opens at Ellington H.S.

Victoria Ellington, Amber Jones and Victoria Davis perform in 'Dreamgirls' at Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts. (Hamil R. Harris/The Washinton Post) My colleague Hamil Harris saw the premiere of Dream Girls and filed this report... First there...

By Washington Post editors  | December 3, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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New WTU Pres. Nathan Saunders: 'It's been all teacher blood' on the floor

Space and time limitations kept me--as they often do--from including as much as I wanted in today's story about new WTU president Nathan Saunders. So here's a bit more. Saunders, 45, is the son of a bricklayer, born in the...

By Bill Turque  | December 2, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Pass the word: DCPS to host Scrabble tournament

Pass the word: DCPS to host Scrabble tournament

By Bill Turque  | December 1, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Parker says Rhee not to blame for ouster

Here are some other points that Washington Teachers' Union president George Parker made last night after he was defeated by Nathan Saunders: Michelle Rhee's role in his demise: "I'm not blaming the chancellor. The decisions I made as president of...

By Bill Turque  | December 1, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Parker out as Washington Teachers' Union chief

George Parker, who negotiated a contract that left D.C. teachers better paid but less secure in their jobs, has lost the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union to General Vice President Nathan Saunders by a vote of 556 to 480.

By Bill Turque  | November 30, 2010; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Henderson: "data craziness" is taking a toll

One month into the job, interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson is starting to take slow, careful steps out of Michelle Rhee's shadow. In an interview with WAMU that was aired this morning, Henderson said that an unhealthy emphasis on standardized test...

By Bill Turque  | November 30, 2010; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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