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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 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
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    10-01-2012 10:37 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 08:41 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virgina
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  3. 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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  4. 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 08:55 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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  5. 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 10:22 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps
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  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 09:50 AM
    common core, dc, dc public, dcps
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    06-17-2013 08:13 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:02 AM
    dc, dc public, dcps, kaya henderson
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  8. 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 08:49 AM
    dc, dc charter, dc public
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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 10:37 AM
    dc, dc public
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    01-23-2013 10:37 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 10:41 AM
    dc, dc charter, dc public
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  11. Local News D.C. mayor offers most explicit criticism of IMPACT teacher evaluation system

    This from the Washington Post by Bill Turque:Mayor Vincent C. Gray says that the IMPACT teacher evaluation system, regarded as former schools...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-19-2011 09:33 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee, vincent gray
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    01-19-2011 09:33 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:52 AM
    dc, dc public
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  13. 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
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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    06-22-2011 08:47 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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    09-15-2011 10:36 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Views: 4,539
    06-20-2011 08:40 AM Go to last post

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