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  1. 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
  2. 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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  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. 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 09:50 AM
    common core, dc, dc public, dcps
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    06-17-2013 08:13 AM Go to last post
  2. Local News Three-year-old suspended from Arlington preschool for too many potty accidents

    This from the Washington Post by Brigid Schulte:Zoe Rosso, who is 3 years old, likes to bake brownies with her mom, go to tumbling class and make up...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-30-2011 08:58 AM
    virginia, virginia preschools
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    01-30-2011 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Local News Evaluation of D.C. teachers is a delicate conversation

    This from the Washington Post by Stephanie McCrummen:They met on an icy afternoon, Clay Harris, an elementary math teacher at the end of a hectic...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-18-2011 09:17 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations, teacher evaluations
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    03-18-2011 09:47 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 09:58 AM
    dc, dc public
    • Replies: 1
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    10-01-2012 10:37 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
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    03-08-2012 08:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Local News Adrian Fenty and Michelle Rhee: We fought for D.C. schools. Now it's up to you.

    This from the Washington Post by Adrian Fenty and Michelle Rhee:Since June 12, 2007, we have had the honor and privilege of working with the students...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-15-2010 11:17 AM
    dc, duc public, education, michelle rhee
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    10-15-2010 11:17 AM Go to last post
  7. Local News Michelle Rhee outspoken to the end of her tenure as D.C. schools chancellor

    This from the Washington Post by Bill Turque: She is D.C. schools chancellor for just one more day, but that didn't stop Michelle A. Rhee from...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-29-2010 09:46 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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    10-29-2010 09:46 AM Go to last post
  8. Local News Top school district, Montgomery County, let average kids lag behind

    This from the Washington Post by Jay Mathews:The SAT and Advanced Placement results put out so proudly by the Montgomery County school system...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-15-2010 08:33 AM
    maryland, montgomery county
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  9. Local News Wealthier wards, more effective teachers in D.C.

    This from Washington Post by Bill Turque:The District's most affluent ward has more than four times as many "highly effective" public schoolteachers...

    Started by theschoolboards, 11-15-2010 08:59 AM
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    11-15-2010 08:59 AM Go to last post
  10. Local News Study finds funding gap between D.C. specialty and neighborhood schools

    This from the Washington Post by Bill Turque:The two public high schools, 21/2 miles apart in Northwest Washington, serve vastly different student...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-07-2011 09:26 AM
    dc, dc public
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    02-07-2011 09:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Local News Five Ways Michelle Rhee went wrong

    This from the Washington Post by Jay Mathews:Richard Whitmire’s deft and revealing book about former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee...

    Started by theschoolboards, 02-14-2011 10:19 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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    02-14-2011 10:19 AM Go to last post
  12. Local News House Speaker Boehner promotes funding for D.C. school choice program

    This from Washington Post by Ben Pershing and Paul Kane:In these dire fiscal times, when even the sacred programs are no longer sacred, Republican...

    Started by theschoolboards, 03-16-2011 08:47 AM
    dc, dc public, john boehner, school voucher program
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    03-16-2011 08:47 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
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    03-22-2011 08:54 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    03-24-2011 08:40 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    05-06-2011 08:58 AM Go to last post
  20. Private Schools Parents Gone Wild: High Drama Inside Sidwell Friends, D.C.’s Most Elite Private School

    From the Atlantic by Adam Harris: At Sidwell Friends, the high school of Chelsea Clinton and the Obama children, college counselors find themselves...

    Started by theschoolboards, 06-06-2019 04:00 PM
    dc, dc private, sidwell friends dc
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    06-06-2019 04:00 PM Go to last post

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