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.
Millions of visitors come to the D.C. area every year. And they interact with tens of thousands of employees of the hospitality industry. One public charter school in Northwest is trying to connect the classroom to the real world -- by training students to welcome visitors.
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