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D.C. Schools Chancellor Talks Test Scores, Teacher Evaluations, And Next Year

Henderson served as the interim chancellor after Michelle Rhee left the post in October, and was confirmed as the new chancellor by the D.C. Council in June. She's now preparing for her first full school year as chancellor, and she sat down with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza to talk about test scores and teacher evaluations from the previous academic year and plans for the new one.

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UDC Van Ness Campus Closes Due to Excessive Heat

The excessive heat forced the University of the District of Columbia's main campus in Northwest D.C. to close today.

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UDC Scores Low In Teacher Training Rankings

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is calling several student teaching programs in the D.C. area weak or poor, saying they inadequately prepare future educators for the classroom.

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McDonnell Kicks Off Civil War Remembrance

Gov. Bob McDonnell helped kicked off what will be four days of remembrance and Civil War education for the uninitiated.

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DCPS Teacher Evaluations Not Yet Affecting Test Scores

D.C. Public Schools' new teacher evaluation system, known as IMPACT, will lead to increases in test scores, but not until next year, says schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

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New Web Tool Helps Maximize Retirement Benefits

The country's economic problems have forced many people to delay retirement. The AARP now has a tool on its website that helps people decide the best time to retire.

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African American Civil War Museums Reopens This Week

A weekend of festivities is accompanying the reopening of The African American Civil War Museum in D.C.

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