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D.C. Schools Insider: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

In DCPS, labor- management not so collaborative

DCPS and the Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) were supposed to be big players at next week's Department of Education conference on labor-management collaboration in Denver, which is expected to draw representatives from 150 school districts. They were listed as presenters,...

By Bill Turque  | February 11, 2011; 8:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
 
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D.C. still mum on appealing reversal of firings

Updated 11:55 a.m. DCPS said Thursday morning it was still considering whether to appeal an arbitrator's ruling requiring that the school system reinstate 75 probationary teachers fired by former chancellor Michelle A.Rhee in 2008. That is at odds with Rhee's...

By Bill Turque  | February 10, 2011; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
 
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Charter educator gets Teacher of the Year, again

The public charter school community may believe that it gets shorted on issues such as funding and facilities. But it's a beast when it comes to the District of Columbia Teacher of the Year contest. For the third year in...

By Bill Turque  | February 9, 2011; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Arbitrator reverses 2008 firings, union says

An arbitrator has ruled that 75 probationary teachers fired in July 2008 by former chancellor Michelle A. Rhee should be reinstated with back pay, the Washington Teachers' Union announced Tuesday morning. The union says it will discuss details at a...

By Bill Turque  | February 8, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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Interim principal named for Hardy

Central office administrator Daniel Shea, a long-time Montgomery County middle and high school principal, is the new interim principal at Hardy Middle School. He replaces Dana Nerenberg, who took over last summer as part of former chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's...

By Bill Turque  | February 8, 2011; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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River Terrace Elementary gets one-year reprieve

Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson has backed away from a plan to close River Terrace Elementary in June.

By Bill Turque  | February 7, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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