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D.C. school official resigns amid cheating probe

A top D.C. school system official has resigned as the school where he once served as principal faces questions about possible cheating on standardized tests.

Tags: Noyes Education Campus , Wayne Ryan ,

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 10:58am EDT

13 percent of D.C. students skipped 15+ days of school

The excuses for playing hooky included not having enough money to ride Metro and unsafe routes to school.

Tags: truancy , skipping school ,

Friday - 04/15/2011, 12:16pm EDT

Investigations launched into boy who brought drugs to D.C. school

There are two separate investigations into a 10-year-old boy who brought crack cocaine to school, because the boy's family actually lives in Maryland.

Tags: crack cocaine , Thomson Elementary School

Saturday - 03/26/2011, 12:19pm EDT

Child who brought cocaine to school put in foster care

Several children at a local elementary school have been taken to the hospital after ingesting cocaine.

Tags: Thomson Elementary School , cocaine , Pete Piringer , Mark Segraves

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:47pm EDT

New D.C. schools chief expects staff cuts, larger classes

Kaya Henderson has formally accepted her new position as D.C. schools chancellor, solidifying an appointment Mayor Vince Gray called the "worst kept secret in the city."

Tags: Mark Segraves , Paul D. Shinkman , Kaya Henderson ,

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 01:37pm EST

D.C. finds replacement for fire-damaged school

D.C. Public Schools will reopen a vacant elementary school building after a fire caused extensive damage to a Northwest school last week.

Tags: Takoma Educational Center , fire , Kaya Henderson , Meyer Elementary School , U Street , Neal Augenstein

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 09:42pm EST

D.C. Council considering anti-bullying legislation

The D.C. Council is considering anti-bullying legislation that would take the fight beyond the classroom.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Harry Thomas Jr. , Michael Brown , D.C. Council , anti-bullying , bullying , Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation , Committee of the Whole , David Aponte , Trina Cole , Metro TeenAIDS , Dunbar High School , Kate Ryan , Gary Emerling

Monday - 11/29/2010, 06:58pm EST

Woodson, Dunbar to battle in D.C. Turkey Bowl

A controversy over which teams will play in D.C.'s high school football championship has been settled less than 24 hours before kickoff.

Tags: Ballou High School , H.D. Woodson High School , Dunbar High School , RFK Stadium , Kaya Henderson , Frederick Lewis , Turkey Bowl , Mark Segraves , Gary Emerling

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 05:38pm EST

From Anacostia to Monte Carlo: A field trip of a lifetime

Once upon a time, a little girl entered a contest for the chance to visit a land with castles and princesses. What's best about this fairy tale is that it is true!

Tags: Garfield Elementary , Alice Rousie , Art contest ,

Saturday - 10/23/2010, 09:19pm EDT

No decision after Gray, Rhee meeting

D.C. Democratic mayoral nominee Vincent Gray and Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee did not discuss Rhee's tenure Thursday.

Tags: Vincent Gray , Michelle Rhee , Eric Holder , Barack Obama , D.C. Mayor , Wilson Building , Mark Segraves , Gary Emerling

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 01:19pm EDT
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