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D.C. Schools Insider: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

For Hyde charter, a long road home

A hardy band of students, faculty, parents and city officials huddled in the cold this morning for a ribbon-cutting on the front steps of the new Hyde Leadership Public Charter School. Beginning next month, the pre-K-12 school, which has spent...

By Bill Turque  | December 17, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Therapy for D.C. teachers

Linda LaScola, a member of Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's Education Transition Team, is a clinical social worker whose Connecticut Ave. practice includes in-depth interviewing, focus groups and qualitative research involving "sensitive topics and difficult respondents," according to an on-line description....

By Bill Turque  | December 17, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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D.C. schools budget crunch could flatten community feedback

With the budget season looming, DCPS officials are bracing principals and parents for a winter of bad news. Initial FY12 allocations for schools are due to be released early next month, and a PowerPoint prepared to brief principals this week...

By Bill Turque  | December 16, 2010; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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New Dunbar design unveiled

After a week's worth of news about disorder and disarray at Dunbar Senior High School, District officials were pleased to change the subject for at least a few minutes Tuesday morning. In one of his last school-related press events, Mayor...

By Bill Turque  | December 14, 2010; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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