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  1. Sticky Thread 2012 Admissions Statistics Released for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: The percentage of Asian students and boys admitted to Fairfax’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-19-2012 10:18 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia, virginia high schools
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    04-19-2012 11:16 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Public Schools Admissions Statistics for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)

    In response to a reader question about minority acceptance rate to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), ranked the best...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-22-2010 09:49 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhhst, virginia, virginia high schools, virginia public
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  3. Sticky Thread Resources Helpful Resources on Finding Schools in DC

    Below is a list of helpful links and resources for learning about schools in Washington, DC. We'll continue to revise this list so that it's as...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-05-2010 03:09 PM
    college admissions, dc private, dc public, washington dc
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  1. Public Schools Most D.C. residents give public schools low ratings in poll

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown and Peyton M. Craighill: The share of District residents who think that the city’s public schools are performing...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-21-2014 08:45 AM
    dc, dc public
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  2. Public Schools More than half of D.C. public school principals rated below ‘effective’ on revised evaluations

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Half the principals in the District’s traditional public schools were deemed “developing” — one rung above...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-30-2013 01:16 PM
    dc, dc public
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  3. Local News D.C. parents push for more recess

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Principals at some D.C. elementary schools cut recess time this year to 15 minutes per day to meet new citywide...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-30-2013 09:52 AM
    dc, dc public
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  4. Public Schools D.C. traditional public school teacher pay is higher than charters

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Teachers in the District’s traditional public schools earn more than their counterparts at nearly every D.C....

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-21-2013 10:58 AM
    dc, dc public
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  5. Local News Officials scrutinize special-education services at BASIS DC

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Local and federal officials are scrutinizing BASIS DC, a charter school known for its accelerated curriculum and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-05-2013 10:10 AM
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    08-05-2013 10:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Local News D.C. Bets Big on Common Core - Hopes, frustrations mark experience

    From Education Week by Catherine Gewertz: The big clock in Dowan McNair-Lee's 8th grade classroom is silent, but she can hear the minutes ticking...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-22-2013 10:50 AM
    common core, dc, dc public, dcps
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    06-17-2013 09:13 AM Go to last post
  7. Local News D.C. debates growth of charter schools

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: It’s the latest sign that the District is on track to become a city where a majority of children are educated...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-12-2013 11:41 AM
    dc, dc charter, dc public
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    02-12-2013 11:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Public Schools Thomas Jefferson High School renovation cost raises questions from surrounding school systems asked to chip in

    From Washington Post by Susan Svrluga and T. Rees Shapiro: One question kept coming up between Loudoun and Prince William school board members at a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-30-2013 10:09 AM
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  9. Public Schools D.C. considers new graduation requirements

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: D.C. high school students would have to study more art and music, get more physical exercise and complete a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-23-2013 11:37 AM
    dc, dc public
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    01-23-2013 11:37 AM Go to last post
  10. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson names 15 D.C. schools on closure list

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Thursday that she has decided to shutter15 D.C. schools for low enrollment,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-17-2013 11:22 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps
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  11. Local News D.C. charter schools expel students at far higher rates than traditional public schools

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown:The District’s public charter schools have expelled students at a far higher rate than the city’s traditional...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-07-2013 09:49 AM
    dc, dc charter, dc public
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  12. Local News DC Public Schools names teacher, principal of the year

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Mayor Vincent Gray showed up unannounced at Hope Harrod’s classroom...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-12-2012 10:29 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps
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  13. Public Schools Admissions Policy for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology to Be Reviewed

    From Washington Post by T. Rees Shapiro: The Fairfax County School Board’s governance committee is recommending that the admissions policy for the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-04-2012 09:41 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virgina
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  14. Local News 9 ways to pick a great school for your child

    From Washington Post by Jay Mathews: Strangers often ask me how to pick a good school. They are transferring into the area or moving from one local...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-16-2012 10:58 AM
    dc, dc public
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    10-01-2012 11:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Local News Being a minority at America’s best high school

    From Washington Post by Anita Kinney: Yes, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson High School For Science and Technology Had a Hispanic Student Body President...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-14-2012 09:55 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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  16. Local News Federal civil rights complaint filed over low numbers of black, Latino students at elite Thomas Jefferson High

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown:The disproportionately low number of black and Latino students admitted to Fairfax County’s prestigious Thomas...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-24-2012 10:36 AM
    dc, thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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  17. Public Schools Parent group pushing for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology admission changes

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: One key group that has shaped the debate over overhauling the admissions policy at the prestigious Thomas...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-20-2012 10:40 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virgina
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  18. Local News Teaching for all levels via differentiated instruction — in one class

    From Washington Post by Michael Alison Chandler: In Elise Carter’s second-grade class, some students still write their numbers backward or look at...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-16-2012 01:40 PM
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    05-16-2012 01:40 PM Go to last post
  19. Local News High-tech vs. no-tech: D.C. area schools take opposite approaches to education

    From Washington Post by Cecilia Kang: The sixth-graders are lighting up the room with their MacBook Airs, flipped open to Google, Wikipedia and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-14-2012 10:42 AM
    dc, dc private, dc public, flint hill school, washington waldorf
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  20. Public Schools D.C. chancellor announces new 5-year education plan, warns of closures

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced a new five-year plan Wednesday that calls for...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-19-2012 10:02 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps, kaya henderson
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    04-19-2012 10:02 AM Go to last post

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