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A $2.9 Million Mystery

POSTED: 09:37 AM ET, 12/21/2007 by The Editors
TAGS: schools

With no formal contract and without the approval of the chief academic officer, D.C. school officials approved $2.9 million in a single day in 2005 for a newly created non-profit to train teachers in reading and writing instruction. The money was authorized on the basis of a pair of one-page expense forms and today, no one takes responsibility -- two of those whose signatures appear to be on the form say they didn't sign it.

The story by the Post's Joe Stephens was the second installment of a two-day report on how spending decisions create a patchwork of programs in the city's schools and a year-long examination by The Post of the school system. Yesterday's story, by James V. Grimaldi, focused on an earmark by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) placing a reading program in D.C. classrooms shortly after she received a campaign contribution from its creator.

By The Editors |  December 21, 2007; 9:37 AM ET D.C. Region
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