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DC students see big gains on standardized tests

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 01:21pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Public Schools, test scores

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15 D.C. Public Schools slated to close

Thousands of D.C. Public School students will be going to different schools next year because of the latest round of school closures announced Thursday.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 02:34pm EST

Tags: D.C. Public Schools, school closings plan, mark segraves

Half of D.C. schools slated for closure won grants

Half of the District of Columbia public schools slated to close were recently awarded grants for their creative plans to improve test scores with funds totaling more than $1 million.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 07:12am EST

Tags: The Washington Examiner, D.C. Public Schools,

Henderson proposes closing 20 D.C. public schools

D.C. Public Schools announced that 20 schools and programs will possibly close, most beginning next fall, to better use school buildings and staff resources. A series of public meetings are planned during the next month to give parents and community members a chance to weigh in on the plan.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 07:30am EST

Tags: D.C. Public Schools, enrollment, school closings plan

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Teachers to be fired for helping students cheat

Incidents of teachers helping students cheat on standardized tests at three D.C. schools is expected to lead to firings.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 06:35pm EDT

Tags: DCPS, D.C. Public Schools,

Schools chief proposes longer days, some closures

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has proposed a five-year plan that calls for higher-achieving public schools, as well as some school closures.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:12pm EDT

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