Program That Was Focus of Series Is Terminated
D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has cut off funding to a teacher training organization that has been paid millions of dollars by the school system, citing questions raised by the city's inspector general and effectively halting the nonprofit operation.
The Post had explored possible problems at the Teachers Institute as part of its investigative series last year, "Fixing D.C's Schools." Officials at the institute, a literacy training organization funded entirely by District schools and operated by well-known Washington educator Sheila Ford, said they were blindsided by the district's decision, which went into effect Sunday. They said they had no choice but to immediately suspend their work.
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