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Bill Would Require D.C. To Evaluate Special Education Students More Quickly

D.C. currently requires that children suspected of having learning disabilities be evaluated by the school system within 120 days, but this week the D.C. Council debated a bill that would cut that time in half.
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DCPS Hits Pause On Using Test Scores For Teacher Evaluations

For one year, D.C. Public Schools won't factor student test scores into teacher evaluations.
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DCPS Student Taste Testers Vote on How They Want Their Veggies Prepared

A professor from American University is teaming up with chefs who prepare vegetables three different ways and let DCPS students vote on their favorite.


Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Three Unions Approve Contracts With DCPS

Unions representing principals, classroom aides and custodians at DCPS have given the thumbs up to new contracts, sending them to the D.C. Council for approval.

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Montgomery County, Latino Youth Suffer Disconnect

Latinos make up more than a quarter of the youth population in Montgomery County, prompting two advocacy groups to come up with ways to reach out to the young.


Kids In Juvenile Detention Face Risk Of Violent Death As Adults

Young delinquents are much more likely than their peers to die violently as adults. And girls are at particular risk. Lack of access to preventive care is partly to blame, researchers say.
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D.C. Area Sees Surge Of Underage Undocumented Immigrants

Tens of thousands of children are being caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border by themselves. Many of them have made their way to the D.C. area, with its large Central American community, and schools and support organizations are adapting.

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D.C. Tuition Assistance Program Cut In House Budget

Funding for a D.C. college tuition program has been slashed by a third in a new budget, though Eleanor Holmes Norton is confident the Senate will reverse that.


Philly Schools Teeter On Brink Of Layoffs, Struggling For Funding

Philadelphia's school district once again needs tens of millions of dollars to avoid layoffs. With just a few weeks left before the district approves a new budget, school leaders are asking the city, the state and labor unions for help filling a $96 million budget hole.