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More Than 600 D.C. School Employee Jobs Eliminated

The jobs of more than 600 D.C. school teachers and employees will be eliminated next month because of budget cuts and enrollment shifts.

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Rhee's Appearance At Vouchers Conference Brings Up Old Grievances

Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michele Rhee is scheduled to speak today at a school vouchers conference in D.C., and her presence at the event is sparking protest.

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Preschool Waiting Lists: A Sign Of Hope Or Lack Of Options?

Waiting lists and safety schools are usually things we associate with applying to college. But in the District, those words are also part of the mix when you talk about preschool. The city's most popular pre-K programs can have hundreds of children on their waiting lists.

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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.