Nearly 40 percent of D.C.’s public schools, including charters, got a rating of three stars under the new school performance rating unveiled Friday.
Interim chancellor Amanda Alexander, and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee are the finalists out of 40 applicants, according to the Washington Post.
Three Washington Capitals players visited a Southeast D.C. elementary school Tuesday to give laptops and tablets. There was also another gift, much to the surprise of the school’s principal. See photos.
A year after a graduation scandal rocked D.C. public schools, the school system ended the 2017-2018 school year with graduation rates much higher than it expected at the halfway mark.
A study ordered by the D.C. State Board of Education and made public earlier this month concluded that the city’s teacher turnover rate is higher than other cities and higher than the national average. Here’s why.
The report states that while both Wilson and Niles appeared to act with a desire to follow the rules of the lottery system and avoid preferential treatment, their actions still led to the rules being bypassed.
A Maryland man was arrested on charges of child cruelty after hitting an autistic child at a Northwest D.C. school earlier this month.
A new D.C. middle school is preparing kids living in one of the city’s most underserved areas for a future in one of the world’s most in-demand fields.
The Pre-K-8 Excel Academy in Southeast reopened Monday under the D.C. Public Schools system. The school, formerly a public charter, was forced to close its doors in January after losing its license due to poor performance.
Tens of thousands of students head back to class in D.C. Public Schools Monday.
A man who claimed to be helping students with special needs and charged D.C. Public Schools for work he never did is facing jail time and has to repay over $75,000.
After 43 years as an educator, Patricia Briscoe is retiring from Eastern High School. She’s leaving behind not just a legacy, but a road map for the future.
Under a series of new rules being considered by D.C. Public Schools, 10 unexcused absences in a quarter would not automatically lead to a failing grade or a demotion.
A local expert and a recent study have differing opinions on how important the person in the top job is. The expert documents some of the challenges superintendents and school CEOs face.
“When you don’t give us the data that we request and when you don’t work with us to prepare for these hearings, you are disrespecting the public,” Council member David Grosso told interim schools chancellor Amanda Alexander, as he accused her of not knowing the facts about graduation rates.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.