With a number of schools in the district facing major budget cuts, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is holding a public hearing today to give students, parents, teachers and others a chance offer their input in the process.
President Barack Obama is urging members of Congress to get to work on rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, and some education leaders in Northern Virginia say they're biggest fear is that lawmakers won't go far enough in changing the legislation.
The head of the Washington Teachers Union, Nathan Saunders, says the 75 teachers fired while they were on probation should not just be reinstated and given back, pay as an arbitrator recently ruled. He wants them to be able to get damages as well.
"Morning Edition" host Matt McCleskey talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the week's top stories, including ongoing allegations against the campaign of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the mayor's decision to take the "interim" off Kaya Henderson's title as D.C. schools chancellor.
Kaya Henderson is setting out her priorities for District schools, after D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray tapped her to be the city's permanent schools chancellor. Test scores aren't the only factor Henderson plans to use to gauge progress.
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