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How Sleuths Catch Cheater Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta scho...

What's Working in Urban Schools

Richard Whitmire | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

In education, changes in outcomes, such as graduation rates and college remediation rates, take years to show improvements. Closer to the ground, there is reason for hope.

Liberating Inner City Teachers

John Thompson | Posted 12.23.2011 | Education
John Thompson

A truly brilliant idea for fixing America's inner city schools has come out of Washington. Kwame Brown seeks to recruit top teachers to low performing schools by freeing them for two or three years from the district's oppressive IMPACT evaluation system.

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

Even More D.C. Teachers Accepting Bonuses Amid Cheating Probe

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

More highly rated teachers in D.C. Public Schools are accepting performance-based bonuses than in the past, American University Radio WAMU reports. ...

D.C. Schools Revises Controversial Teacher Evaluation System

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools who perform well will see some easing from a controversial evaluation process introduced by former DCPS Chancellor Mic...

D.C. Schools Closed In Earthquake Aftermath

Georgetown, D.C. Patch | Shaun Courtney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Updated 7:12 a.m. All District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, to allow for a thorough assessment of sch...

Why the Silence After the D.C. Firings?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Richard Whitmire

Something extraordinary played out recently after D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced she was firing roughly 200 teachers for poor performance. Nothing... mostly silence.

D.C. Schools Fires More Than 400 Teachers

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

D.C. Public schools fired 413 teachers today as a result of poor annual evaluations. This year, 663 Washington Teachers' Union members will be rece...

DC School Teacher Fired For 'Testing Impropriety'

Washington Examiner | By: Steve Chapman | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools fired a teacher for a "confirmed testing impropriety" during this spring's round of standardized testing, Chancellor Kaya Henderso...

DC Schools Release Test Scores, US Education Department Joins Probe

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Amid an investigation into alleged cheating on Washington, DC standardized tests, the school district released figures today that show a relatively fl...

Coming to Grips With the Annual Educational Malpractice Season

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

In February, an operational blueprint was issued for the test prep season, and some schools have already abandoned the teaching of science and social studies as they focus on specific bubble-in skills.

'I Have the Potential to Be the Best, but All You See Are Results on the Test'

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Is it possible that adults could learn from these wonderful kids and treat students as more than test scores?

Kaya Henderson To Be Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor

The Washington Post | Bill Turque | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee winds down a turbulent 31/2 years in the District, she leaves in her wake a question that will be largely Kaya Henders...

Michelle Rhee Resigns As D.C. Schools Chancellor

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will announce Wednesday that she is resigning at the end of this month, bringing an abrupt end to a tenure th...