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Anacostia Students Celebrate Being College-Bound

In just two years, educators at the Academies of Anacostia have found a way to dramatically increase the number of their graduates that are going to college.

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Spelling Success: DC 6th-Grader Heads To National Bee

The Scripps National Spelling Bee begins next week at National Harbor. It is considered the most challenging spelling event in the world. Eleven-year-old Donovan Jordan beat out more than 2,000 of the city's best spellers to represent D.C. at nationals.

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More Toddlers Enrolling In Language Immersion

Foreign language immersion classes for very young students are popping up across the D.C. area, and instructors say learning another language is becoming the new standard.

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Fairfax Teachers to Get First Pay Raise Since 2008

Employees of Fairfax County's public school district will be getting a bump in salary for the first time in three years.

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Seniors Celebrate At Academies Of Anacostia

In the District, high school seniors at the Academies of Anacostia headed off to college were honored Friday. The seniors here are ecstatic, and so are their teachers.

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Commentary By Calvin Jackson: Teachers Need To Innovate And See Past Students' 'Issues'

Improving teacher performance has recently been a focus of debate in D.C. public schools, but rarely are the students themselves asked to weigh in. Commentator Calvin Jackson is about to graduate from a D.C. public school, and has a few suggestions for educators.

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