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09/23/2014

by Natalie Wexler  
September 23, 2014

Front-running mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser has released a more fleshed-out education platform, but it's still short on specifics. And it seems to put a lot of faith in a hoped-for collaboration with the current DC Public Schools Chancellor.

09/21/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 21, 2014

09/16/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 16, 2014

Just weeks before school started, Jennifer White received a letter from the principal at her son’s middle school in the District. With a pattern of late arrivals in the spring, the letter said, her son was not invited to return.

White was stunned. When her initial calls to the principal were not returned, she approached the city’s new education ombudsman, who helped her set up a meeting with the principal and negotiate a way for her son to return to classes.

09/16/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 16, 2014

09/15/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 15, 2014  

09/12/2014

by Natalie Wexler
September 12, 2014 

With education set to be a pivotal issue in the D.C. mayor’s race, both of the leading candidates have rejected a plan to redraw school boundaries and feeder patterns. They argue that changing boundaries before improving school quality will drive middle-class families out of the system. But it may be that the best way to improve quality and retain middle-class families is to reassign students first.

09/11/2014

by Natalie Wexler  
September 11, 2014

Carol Schwartz has produced a detailed, thoughtful platform on a key issue in the DC mayoral race, education. It's unlikely to be enough to propel her long-shot campaign to victory, but right now her position is the one most likely to ensure stability in DC Public Schools.

09/10/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 10, 2014

09/10/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
September 10, 2014

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