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No union rights? Virginians are used to it

Wisconsin Republicans have scored a big victory in their fight against collective bargaining for public employees. In Virginia, however, teachers, police, firemen and other public service workers have long done without the right that public workers in 47 other...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 10, 2011; 6:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Va. Politics, Virginia, arts, child services, day care, economy, education, history, schools, taxes  
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Gray's testy press conference

It was, as even Mayor Vince Gray admitted, the worst-kept secret in town -- Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson would be taking on the gig on a permanent basis. Gray made the official announcement today during a testy...

By Martin Austermuhle  | March 9, 2011; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Vincent Gray, education, schools  
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Crunching the numbers at Hyde and Hardy

Update: GM wrote this article looking at last year’s budgets. He’s now updated the article with the right numbers. Late last week, DCPS released proposed budgets for each school, including Georgetown’s Hyde-Addison Elementary and Hardy Middle School. For Hyde,...

By Topher Mathews  | March 9, 2011; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Georgetown, HotTopic, Local blog network, education  
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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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The rationale for strict high school discipline

Have the authors of the Feb. 20 front-page article on Fairfax's zero-tolerance discipline policy ever been in a class with students who bring drugs or weapons to school, who buy drugs at school or are chronically disruptive? Such students can...

By David Campbell, Springfield  | February 23, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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No second chances at Fairfax schools

Having read the Feb. 20 front-page story "Student's suspension furthered his despair," I add my unfortunate experience with Chantilly High School in Fairfax. The fundamental problem with the Fairfax County Public Schools is that the system treats itself as more...

By Robert J. Guerra, Ashburn  | February 23, 2011; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Virginia, child services, education, schools  
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Alternative disciplinary methods for teens, Nathalie H. Thompson, Aldie , February 23, 2011
Commandments removed from Va. school system, Peter Galuszka , February 22, 2011
Childish politics over vouchers, Marc Osgoode Smith, Washington , February 18, 2011
Rhee didn't play by the rules, Randi Weingarten and Nathan A. Saunders, Washington , February 14, 2011
Too quick to credit vouchers, Carol Nissenson, Washington , February 12, 2011
Lack of equity in funding for D.C. schools, Erin McKee, Washington , February 10, 2011
Not 'apples to apples' at D.C. schools, Jack Koczela, Washington , February 10, 2011
Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?, Peter Galuszka , February 10, 2011
Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
Some Inclusion 101 for Va.'s 'exclusive' colleges , Grant Donald Beale, Arlington , February 8, 2011
Going ballistic over a pea-shooter, Richard Kennedy, Lorton , February 7, 2011
One way Virginia can get kids moving, Joyce Migdall, Falls Church , February 5, 2011
What school vouchers have bought for my family, Vivian Butler, Washington , February 5, 2011
It's time for Montgomery to embrace charters, David Borinsky, Baltimore , February 3, 2011
Grow up, Arlington County, Kim A. O'Connell, Arlington , February 2, 2011
Gray is right about vouchers, Christine Matthews, Washington , February 2, 2011
'Michelle Lite' isn't the answer, Lynn Bergfalk, Washington , January 31, 2011
What Gray said about grading teachers, Jay Silberman, Washington , January 29, 2011
Virginia never 'mandated' HPV vaccines, Jonathan Chace, Chestertown, Md. , January 26, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Mara's in the race, Martin Austermuhle , January 19, 2011
The lessons of school gardens, Joshua M. Volinsky, Washington , January 18, 2011
How oversight can keep school reform on track, Kwame R. Brown, Washington , January 16, 2011
On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus, Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington , January 13, 2011
When teachers are wrongly accused of sex abuse, William J. Cummings, Fairfax , January 12, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
Where the Va. textbook flap is leading, John Hoven, Silver Spring , January 5, 2011
Teaching history starts with the facts, Constantinos E. Scaros, Newmanstown, Pa. , January 5, 2011
Mixing up Mount Vernon and Monticello?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , January 4, 2011
Taking away immigrant students' chance to 'Dream', Maia Werbos, College Park , January 3, 2011
Lemonade from textbook lemons, Jan Z. Olsen, Bethesda , January 3, 2011
School choice, but few real options, Naomi Rubin DeVeaux and Mark Schneider , January 1, 2011
School reform math in Baltimore:
Fewer suspensions equals better results
, Jane Sundius and Shawn Dove , December 31, 2010
The miseducation of Virginia students, Patricia S. Gordon, Ellicott City , December 30, 2010
The Arlington Planetarium matters more than ever, Blaine P. Friedlander Jr. , December 30, 2010
Teaching students who won't struggle , Jennifer Martin, Bethesda , December 29, 2010
A schools slogan that doesn't ring true, Alisa Goetz, Alexandria , December 22, 2010
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
Redesigning Dunbar High , Aaron Morrissey , December 15, 2010
The keys to keeping education reform rolling in D.C., Susan Schaeffler, Washington , December 4, 2010
Gambling teaches the wrong lessons , Bob Cabaniss, Hanover, Va. , December 3, 2010
Avoiding the achievement gap in Prince George's, Victor A. Kwansa, Riverdale , November 29, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
Poor kids deserve good teachers, too, Edwin C. Darden, Washington , November 19, 2010
Lifting up Tobytown's abandoned, Judith Church Tydings, Ijamsville , November 17, 2010
Eliminating the 'F' won't eliminate failure, Thomas Kinder, Springfield , November 16, 2010
Boosting minority inclusion at Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Frye Sr., Springfield , November 16, 2010
The right way to boost diversity at TJ, Nancy Stoepker, Sterling , November 14, 2010
The Post's double standard on my legislative work, Paul G. Pinsky, University Park , November 13, 2010
The conflicted Virginia university, Peter Galuszka , November 10, 2010
Excellence comes first at Thomas Jefferson, Chantelle Ekanem, Reston , November 4, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
The dodgy world of Southern history, Peter Galuszka , October 21, 2010
Dinner with DCPS: So what's on the menu?, Aaron Morrissey , October 19, 2010
Keeping the D.C. schools on track, editors , October 9, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
How the Montgomery schools stand out, editors , October 6, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
Video: Michelle Rhee's regrets and ambitions, Washington Post editors , October 4, 2010
The end of school reform in the District, editors , October 4, 2010
Among Md. schools, Montgomery is no outlier, editors , October 2, 2010
Vince Gray, Superman?, Martin Austermuhle , October 1, 2010
Obama's moment of truth, editors , October 1, 2010
D.C. schools are fit for the Obamas, editors , September 30, 2010
Michelle Rhee’s reforms have helped heal D.C. schools, editors , September 29, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
From education reform to education revolution, editors , September 26, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, editors , September 23, 2010
Perriello: A breath of fresh air in a tough fight, Peter Galuszka , September 23, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Sifting the Montgomery returns, Keith Berner , September 15, 2010
The case for keeping Michelle Rhee, editors , September 14, 2010
The wrong place for Rhee, editors , September 7, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, editors , September 2, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
Where's the full disclosure on the D.C. teacher firings?, editors , August 9, 2010
Virginia's education backsliding , Peter Galuszka , August 4, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Tackling D.C.'s truancy problem, editors , July 15, 2010
D.C.'s standardized test trap, editors , July 15, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Gov. O'Malley deserved his NEA award, editors , July 14, 2010
A report card for Michelle Rhee, editors , July 8, 2010
Corey Stewart wants Virginia to be Arizona, Peter Galuszka , June 25, 2010
Manute Bol's other legacy, editors , June 23, 2010
Excellence in D.C. schools, editors , June 21, 2010
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
Give Michelle Rhee a break, editors , June 9, 2010
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