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DC Schools: Crediting Success, Confronting Challenge

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.04.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Chancellor Henderson and her team of teachers and administrators are on the right track, and they deserve as much support as the city and community can muster to stay the course toward improvement. Now is hardly the time to destabilize the system once again by forcing a different reform plan.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Proposes Closing 20 City Schools By Next Year

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Twenty D.C. Public Schools have been targeted for closure before the next school year, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Tuesday. Per the Washin...

DCPS School Closures List Expected To Be Released Tuesday

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

A list of D.C. Public Schools targeted for closure or consolidation is expected to be announced Tuesday by Chancellor Kaya Henderson, the Washington ...

How Do We Keep The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers From Leaving?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In a follow-up to its report on teacher retention titled The Irreplaceables, The New Teacher Project examined retention patterns in the District of Co...

D.C. Schools Alerting Parents With Children Being Taught By Non-Highly Qualified Teachers

Posted 11.05.2012 | Education

Letters were recently mailed to parents with children in the District of Columbia Public Schools system, informing them if their child was being taugh...

Let's Blame All the Teachers!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

For teachers who choose to devote their life's work to some of the most difficult classrooms in America, such as here in D.C., the testing imperative becomes a monumental disincentive to stay in the classroom for any length of time.

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...