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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 09:18 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia, virginia high schools
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    04-19-2012 10:16 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 08:49 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 02:09 PM
    college admissions, dc private, dc public, washington dc
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  1. Local News DCPS Chancellor Henderson launches $10 million grant program to help DCPS reach new academic targets

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: Chancellor Kaya Henderson, nearing the end of her first full school year as leader of DCPS, is committing the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-12-2012 08:52 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps, kaya henderson
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  2. Local News Problem or progress? White student leads black club at elite N. Virginia high school.

    From Washington Post by Ian Shapira: Michael Wattendorf, a senior at Northern Virginia’s super-selective Thomas Jefferson High School for Science...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-04-2012 10:19 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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  3. Local News New York firm publishes test-prep book for Thomas Jeffeson High School for Science and Technology entrance exam

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown:A new player is entering the crowded field of businesses that aim to help eighth-grade students improve their...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-04-2012 10:14 AM
    aristotle circle, thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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    04-04-2012 10:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Local News How a ‘creative, visionary, flexible’ lost her teaching job at DCPS

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:By the end of her second year at MacFarland Middle School, fifth-grade teacher Sarah Wysocki was coming into her...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-09-2012 08:57 AM
    dc, dc impact evaluation system, dc public, dc teacher evaluations, dcps, teacher evaluations, teacher ratings
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    03-09-2012 08:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Local News Interview with Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools - Part I

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: I sat down with Chancellor Kaya Henderson on Monday, the day before her comments to the Education Department...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-08-2012 08:45 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps, kaya henderson
    • Replies: 1
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    03-08-2012 08:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Local News D.C. seeks return of chartering authority

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson are discussing a plan to restore the District’s power...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-24-2012 08:58 AM
    dc, dc charter, dc public, kaya henderson
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    02-24-2012 08:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Local News Thousands of DC area students not too young to be suspended

    From Washington Post by Donna St. George: Thousands of elementary students were suspended from public schools last year in Washington and its...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-13-2012 10:16 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps
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    02-13-2012 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. Public Schools Prince George’s County adds Chinese immersion at elementary school

    From Washington Post by Ovetta Wiggins: The Prince George’s County teacher lifted a foam object from an orange bucket in her lap and waited for...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-10-2012 10:04 AM
    dc, mandarin, maryland, prince george's county
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  9. Public Schools D.C. Public Schools to pilot gifted-and-talented program

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: DCPS will pilot its first gifted-and-talented program at Kelly Miller and Hardy middle schools this fall. No...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-07-2012 09:00 AM
    dc, dc gifted and talented, dc public, dcps
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    02-07-2012 09:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Local News Nearly every eligible DCPS teacher chooses to skip evaluations

    From Washington Examiner by Lisa Gartner: D.C. Public Schools introduced a pilot program in the fall that allows teachers rated "highly effective"...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-23-2012 09:27 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations
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    01-23-2012 09:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Local News The Heights School, a Catholic School, Draws Beltway Conservatives in Washington

    From N.Y. Times by Mark Oppenheimer: “Are your jackets on, boys?” Joe Cardenas inspects his charges in first-period freshman humanities class, sees...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-12-2012 09:43 AM
    maryland, the heights school maryland
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    01-12-2012 09:43 AM Go to last post
  12. Local News Traditional schools in D.C. area blurring district lines to attract students

    From Washington Post by Michael Alison Chandler: Soon after principal Kevin Lowndes welcomes new students to Wheaton High School each fall, he...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-05-2012 08:36 AM
    dc, montgomery county
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    01-05-2012 08:36 AM Go to last post
  13. Local News The Seat Pleasant 59: The Fate of 59 Fifth-Graders Offered the Promise of College Education

    A three-part series from the Washington Post on the fate of 59 fifth-graders who were given an extraordinary gift: the promise of a college education...

    Started by theschoolboards, 12-19-2011 10:44 AM
    dc
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  14. Local News Sidwell Friends parents fictionalized in “The Mother Daughter Show”

    From Washington Post by Janice D'Arcy: Parents of the Washington D.C. bastion of educational exclusivity, Sidwell Friends, may recognize some of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-21-2011 10:22 AM
    dc, dc private, sidwell friends dc
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    11-21-2011 10:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Local News High school hazing in DC area schools worries educators

    From Washington Post by Michael Alison Chandler: The principal of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School said she tried for years to rein in hazing during...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-15-2011 09:25 AM
    bullying, dc, dc public, hazing
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    11-15-2011 09:25 AM Go to last post
  16. Local News DC Chancellor Henderson betting on a curriculum that uses carefully guided play in the classroom

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:Lev Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist who thought play was the key to learning, died 72 years before the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-14-2011 10:03 AM
    dc, dc public, kaya henderson, lev vygotsky, tools of the mind
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    11-14-2011 10:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Local News Washington DC area schools confront the ‘gifted gap’

    From Washington Post by Kevin Sieff: The budding scholars in Alexandria’s gifted *classes are bright and curious enough to make any teacher beam,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-07-2011 09:31 AM
    dc, dc gifted and talented, dc public
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    11-07-2011 09:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Local News DC Public Schools considers waiving evaluations to lure top teachers to poorer areas

    From Washington Examiner by Lisa Gartner: D.C. Public Schools is considering a proposal from D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown to lure top teachers...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-21-2011 08:39 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations
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    10-21-2011 08:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Local News Michelle Rhee’s D.C. schools legacy is in sharper focus one year later

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:A year ago this month, Michelle A. Rhee resigned as D.C. schools chancellor, ending a tenure as contentious and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-17-2011 08:50 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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    10-17-2011 08:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Local News D.C. parents raise concerns about middle schools

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: Alice Deal Middle School in Northwest Washington is bursting at the seams, and with good reason. For foreign...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-26-2011 10:12 AM
    dc, dc public
    • Replies: 0
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    09-26-2011 10:12 AM Go to last post

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