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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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    04-04-2011 07:33 PM Go to last post
  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 D.C. Teachers get their “Standing Ovation”

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: It was more than likely the first time that a D.C. schools leader described herself as “verklempt” — Yiddish...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-20-2011 08:54 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations
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  2. Local News D.C. schools prepare for nation’s first sex-education standardized testing

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque: D.C. public and public charter schools, which annually test student progress in reading and math, will also...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-15-2011 10:36 AM
    dc, dc public
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  3. Local News D.C. Public Schools to change its teacher evaluation tool

    From the Washington Examiner by Lisa Gartner: D.C. Public Schools officials are making the first fundamental change to the teacher evaluation tool...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-07-2011 07:34 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations
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  4. Local News D.C. Schools Chancellor Henderson calls white enrollment growth good for D.C. schools

    From the Washington Post by Bill Turque:D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson told a roomful of African American community leaders and educators...

    Started by theschoolboards, 09-06-2011 08:01 AM
    dc, dc public, kaya henderson
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    09-06-2011 08:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Local News Schools Chancellor Henderson relaxes evaluation rules for some poorly rated veteran teachers

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, prodded by the Washington Teachers’ Union, has relaxed teacher evaluation...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-15-2011 08:27 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations, kaya henderson
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    • Views: 1,650
    07-15-2011 08:27 AM Go to last post
  6. Local News D.C. Public Schools 2011 test scores a mixed bag

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:D.C. test scores released Friday morning show a mostly flat trend line for achievement in the city’s school...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-08-2011 09:34 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps
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    07-08-2011 09:34 AM Go to last post
  7. Local News Maryland students show improvement in reading and math skills

    From the Washington Post by Michael Alison Chandler: While federal lawmakers debate how to rewrite what teachers and politicians agree is an...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-29-2011 10:15 PM
    dc, maryland
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    06-29-2011 10:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Local News D.C. school ratings up among system parents, but doubts remain

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque and Scott Clement: A majority of D.C. public school parents give the system positive marks for the first time in...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-22-2011 08:47 AM
    dc, dc public
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  9. Local News D.C. schools requiring teaching candidates to give tryout lessons

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:Tereasa Sowers, a middle school math teacher for six years, knew the lesson cold. She’d walked hundreds of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-20-2011 08:40 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations
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  10. Local News D.C.’s Bruce-Monroe school faces challenges as it tries Singapore math method

    From Washington Post by Bill Turque:Bruce-Monroe is one of about 2,000 U.S. schools in the past decade that have adopted the Singapore approach to...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-07-2011 10:43 AM
    dc, dc public, singapore math
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    06-07-2011 10:43 AM Go to last post
  11. Local News Father Sues Sidwell Friends, Charging School Psychologist Had Affair With His Wife

    From the N.Y. Times by Jenny Anderson: The father of a kindergartner at Sidwell Friends, one of the most prestigious private schools in Washington,...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-13-2011 08:43 AM
    dc, dc private, sidwell friends dc
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    05-13-2011 08:43 AM Go to last post
  12. Local News Rigorous Charter School BASIS DC Coming to D.C.

    From the Washington Post by Bill Turque:The Washington region is a hot zone of student achievement, with leading high schools offering a plethora of...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-12-2011 11:15 AM
    basis dc, dc, dc charter, dc public
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    05-12-2011 11:15 AM Go to last post
  13. Local News What a D.C. teacher told the schools chancellor about testing

    From Washington Post by Valerie Strauss:This was written by a teacher in a Title 1 school in D.C. public schools and sent to Acting Chancellor Kaya...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-10-2011 09:15 AM
    dc, dc public, dc-bas, kaya henderson
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    05-10-2011 09:15 AM Go to last post
  14. Local News Letters with white powder sent to D.C. schools

    From the Washington Post by Mary Pat Flaherty: The FBI, police and paramedics scrambled throughout the District on Thursday afternoon chasing...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-06-2011 08:58 AM
    dc, dc public
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    05-06-2011 08:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Local News Maryland's Montgomery County Names New Schools Chief

    From the Washington Post by Robert Samuels and Daniel de Vise: Montgomery County school officials Monday night named Joshua P. Starr, head of a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-26-2011 09:39 AM
    joshua starr, maryland, montgomery county
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    04-26-2011 09:39 AM Go to last post
  16. Private Schools NPS....great school!

    I sent my eldest there as an anxious, worried child and we are leaving with her feeling more confident and self-assured. The teachers are attentive,...

    Started by meggodc, 04-15-2011 01:32 PM
    dc, dc private, national presbyterian school dc, nps dc
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    04-15-2011 01:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Local News Many D.C. schools would face smaller budgets, despite boost in spending

    This from Washington Post by Bill Turque:Rising teacher salaries, increased special education spending and a move toward more equitable funding have...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-15-2011 08:35 AM
    dc, dc public
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    04-15-2011 08:35 AM Go to last post
  18. Local News Exit Interview: Maryland's Montgomery County school superintendent Jerry D. Weast on lessons learned

    This from the Washington Post by Nick Anderson:Blind in his right eye since a childhood accident, Jerry Dean Weast sees further than most education...

    Started by theschoolboards, 04-13-2011 09:27 AM
    maryland, montgomery county
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    04-13-2011 09:27 AM Go to last post
  19. Public Schools McKinley Principal Pinder put on leave amid allegations of doctored student transcripts

    This from the Washington Post by Bill Turque:McKinley Technology High School Principal David Pinder, under investigation on allegations that he...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-24-2011 08:40 AM
    dc, dc public, mckinley tech dc
    • Replies: 0
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    03-24-2011 08:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Local News Will a BASIS charter school work in D.C.?

    This from the Washington Post by Jay Mathews:For Washington suburbanites who think their local high school is straining from the weight of Advanced...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-22-2011 08:54 AM
    basis dc, dc, dc public
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,859
    03-22-2011 08:54 AM Go to last post

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