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04/23/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
April 23, 2015

In some parts of DC, it's getting harder to snare a seat at your neighborhood preschool. The map below shows how the number of preschool applicants at many DC Public Schools has been increasing in recent years.

DC residents are guaranteed a slot at their neighborhood DC Public School beginning in kindergarten, but only a few schools guarantee admission to preschool. All DCPS elementary schools offer preschool for four-year-olds, and most also offer it for three-year-olds.

04/21/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
April 21, 2015

04/20/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 20, 2015 

04/16/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 16, 2015

A Superior Court judge last week upheld a D.C. Public Charter School Board decision to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy, whose founder Kent Amos is facing trial amid allegations that he personally profited from the diversion of taxpayer dollars meant for the school.
 

 

04/16/2015

by Natalie Wexler
April 16, 2015 

04/15/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 15, 2015

J.C. Nalle Elementary School was at risk of closure in 2011 because of low academic performance and flagging enrollment. Two years later, the school had the biggest math test score gains in D.C. Public Schools, with a 27 percent increase in proficiency rates.
 

A report released Wednesday by Child Trends, a Bethesda-based research center, found the improvement to be a result of a series of interventions that could be replicated in other schools.

04/14/2015

by Donna St. George and Brigid Schulte
April 14, 2015

04/14/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 14, 2015

04/12/2015

by Alyson Klein
April 12, 2015

It's been pretty clear for quite a while now that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was going to run for president. But what's less clear, even now that she's announced: Where would Clinton take the nation—and a divided Democratic Party—when it comes to testing, the Common Core State Standards, accountability, charter schools, and education funding?
 

It's too early to say for sure. But Clinton's edu-record holds a lot of clues. 

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