District of Columbia

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee says budget cuts will force teacher layoffs and increase class sizes only weeks after classes began.
September 23, 2009 – Education Week
U.S. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., says the federal government paid for more than 1,700 District of Columbia students to attend private schools, but doesn’t know what schools many attended.
September 23, 2009 – Education Week
All District of Columbia high school students will have the option of getting tested at school for sexually transmitted diseases.
August 12, 2009 – Education Week
The District of Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in the nation to have a portion of its federal special education funding withheld because it is not meeting the requirements of its "state performance plan."
July 15, 2009 – Education Week
"In her own backyard, Rhee is making policy decisions that are explicitly designed to make adults look good, even as many children are left behind," writes Jennifer L. Jennings.
June 17, 2009 – Education Week
For such a small program, the private-school-voucher initiative for the District of Columbia has been getting an awful lot of attention lately.
May 20, 2009 – Education Week
April 22, 2009 – Education Week
April 22, 2009 – Education Week
Administrators work proactively to ensure the safety of students.
April 8, 2009 – Education Week
“In our woefully outdated and ineffective supervisory model for schools, administrators, not unions, hire teachers, and they, not the unions, are formally responsible for quality control,” writes Jennifer Goldstein.
March 11, 2009 – Education Week

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