District of Columbia

Representatives from the group that administers the program contend that a recent report contained several inaccuracies, and that several of the recommendations have been voluntarily addressed.
November 14, 2007 – Education Week
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has named Tonya Vidal Kinlow, a former school board member, as the first-ever ombudsman for the District of Columbia’s 50,000-student school system.
October 31, 2007 – Education Week
Adrian M. Fenty has asked local lawmakers to grant his schools chancellor more authority to fire hundreds of central-office staff members.
October 24, 2007 – Education Week
The District of Columbia might not be a state, but it has a state office of education. And that office just got a lot bigger.
October 17, 2007 – Education Week
The move would be a novel remedy for the problems of falling enrollments and rising operating deficits for urban parochial schools.
September 19, 2007 – Education Week
The city spent $80 million on a wide range of repairs at 70 and plans to spend another $120 million in the coming months on tougher jobs at others.
September 5, 2007 – Education Week
Preparing for the first day of the 2007-08 school year in the nation’s capital is proving to be as vexing as ever.
August 15, 2007 – Education Week
At the same time, it found, parents were more satisfied with their child’s school if they were offered a scholarship.
July 18, 2007 – Education Week
Washington Mayor Adrian M. Fenty assumed power over the city's schools last week and immediately named Michelle A. Rhee as his schools chief.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week
Congress must still approve a change to the city’s Home Rule Charter before Mayor Adrian M. Fenty can assume full control, but the mayor pledged to move ahead immediately.
May 2, 2007 – Education Week

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