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Teachers' Union President: 'Excessing Is A Method Of Terminating Teachers'

D.C. Public Schools says the decison to tell hundreds of teachers they won't have a spot in their school during the next academic year was because of budget and enrollment issues. But the teachers' union thinks otherwise.

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DCPS Argues 'Excessed' Teachers Have Not Been Laid Off

D.C. Public School leaders say approximately 750 teachers and staff will not have their present positions at the end of this academic year. Initially, the District had put that number at 660. But DCPS says teachers may be able to find other jobs in the school system.

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D.C. Teachers Protest At School Vouchers Conference

In the District, more than 100 teachers and union officials protested Monday at a conference on school vouchers, the day before a speech by former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

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D.C. Steps Up Mail Safety At Schools After Scare

In the District, authorities say they are taking steps to ensure the safety of all mail going in the school system after more than a dozen D.C. public schools received suspicious letters containing a white powdery substance Thursday.

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Using Genetics, Students Learn Not To Judge A Book By Its Cover

At the Cesar Chavez Charter School in the District, some students are learning not to judge a book by its cover and that lesson is coming in biology class.

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Suspicious Packages With White Power Found In 7 D.C. Schools

Update 4:11 p.m.: D.C. officials are investigating reports of 20 schools that have received suspicious letters containing a powdery white substance.

According to NBC Washington, the schools known at this time are:

  • William Powell Elementary School in Northwest
  • Terrell Elementary School in Southeast
  • Ronald Brown Middle School in Northeast
  • Martin Luther King Elementary School in Southeast
  • Lafayette Elementary School in Northwest
  • Hamilton Molten Academy in Northeast
  • School Without Walls Senior High School in Northwest
  • Ballou Senior High School in Southeast
  • Anacostia High School in Southeast
  • Burroughs Elementary School in Northeast
  • Spingarn High School in Northeast
  • Marie Reed School in Northwest
  • Peabody Elementary School in Northeast
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