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09/02/2014

 by Valerie Strauss
September 2, 2014

Here is everything you didn’t know you didn’t know about the 2014-15 school year, getting under way in earnest around the country this week. This information comes directly from the U.S. Education Department’s Nation Center for Education Statistics.

09/01/2014

by Aaron C. Davis and Emma Brown
September 1, 2014

The campaign for D.C. mayor enters the final fall stretch this week with new evidence that the quality of public schools — and how voters feel about them — could decide what is widely seen as the city’s most competitive general election in at least two decades.

08/29/2014

by Natalie Wexler
August 29, 2014

Shortly before the advisory committee on school boundaries and feeder patterns released its final proposal, the DC Public Charter School Board's representative resigned in protest over one of the committee's recommendations. Does that move reflect a deepening rift between the charter and traditional public school sectors? It depends on who you ask.

08/26/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
August 26, 2014

08/26/2014

by Natalie Wexler
August 26, 2014

Both of the leading candidates in the DC mayoral race have come out against Mayor Gray's new school assignment plan, saying school quality should be addressed first. But reassigning students may be the only real way to inspire parent confidence in less desirable schools.

08/26/2014

by Michael Alison Chandler
August 26, 2014

The District is making four more surplus school buildings available for long-term lease by public charter schools this fall.

08/25/2014
by Natalie Wexler
August 25, 2014
08/25/2014

by Daniel Cardinali
August 25, 2014

For the 16 million American children living below the federal poverty line, the start of a new school year should be reason to celebrate. Summer is no vacation when your parents are working multiple jobs or looking for one. Many kids are left to fend for themselves in neighborhoods full of gangs, drugs and despair. Given the hardships at home, poor kids might be expected to have the best attendance records, if only for the promise of a hot meal and an orderly classroom.

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