District of Columbia

All students, starting with those who enter 9th grade next fall, will be required to take four years each of mathematics, English, social studies, and science.
April 4, 2007 – Education Week
Low-income students in the District of Columbia will receive intensive support and scholarships, under an initiative announced last week.
March 28, 2007 – Education Week
Washington Teachers' Union members express mixed feelings about President George Parker, who has been leading the organization since 2005.
February 14, 2007 – Education Week
Newly elected Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has called for a sweeping overhaul of the District of Columbia public schools.
January 10, 2007 – Education Week
The income limit for many District of Columbia families of students who have received federally funded private school vouchers will go up under a measure approved by Congress last week.
December 20, 2006 – Education Week
Of every 100 students who enter the 9th grade in the District of Columbia’s regular public or charter schools, only nine obtain a college degree within five years of enrolling in college, says a report.
November 8, 2006 – Education Week
A decade after the first charter schools opened in the nation’s capital, they have mushroomed into a major presence here, serving a larger segment of students than in almost any other city.
October 25, 2006 – Education Week
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
May 17, 2006 – Education Week
A new study of the federal voucher program in the District of Columbia finds that private schools that accept students using the government tuition aid have more racial integration than the city’s public schools.
January 25, 2006 – Education Week
Despite problems that marred the program’s initial year of operation, the families of the first wave of students to take part in the District of Columbia voucher program are generally satisfied with their children’s experiences, according to a study released last week.
October 26, 2005 – Education Week

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