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  1. 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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  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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    04-04-2011 08:33 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  1. Local News Michelle Rhee resigning as D.C. schools chancellor

    This from the Washington Post by Time Craig and Bill Turque:D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee announced Wednesday that she is resigning at the...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-13-2010 09:02 AM
    dc, dc public
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  2. Local News Video of Michelle Rhee on reforming D.C. schools

    Michelle Rhee talks with Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews about D.C.'s school system issues, and what her kids learned from the new...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-14-2010 09:52 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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    10-14-2010 09:52 AM Go to last post
  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 12:17 PM
    dc, duc public, education, michelle rhee
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  4. Local News Video of mayor-elect Vincent Gray on education in D.C.

    Presumptive Democratic mayor-elect talks to Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews about the future of reform. ...

    Started by theschoolboards, 10-26-2010 12:52 PM
    dc, dc public, vincent gray
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    10-26-2010 12:52 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 10:46 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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    10-29-2010 10:46 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 09:33 AM
    maryland, montgomery county
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    11-15-2010 09:33 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:59 AM
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  8. 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 10:33 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee, vincent gray
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  9. 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 09:58 AM
    virginia, virginia preschools
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    01-30-2011 01:20 PM 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 10:26 AM
    dc, dc public
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  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 11:19 AM
    dc, dc public, michelle rhee
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  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 09:47 AM
    dc, dc public, john boehner, school voucher program
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  13. 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 10:17 AM
    dc, dc public, dc teacher evaluations, teacher evaluations
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    03-18-2011 10:47 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 09:54 AM
    basis dc, dc, dc public
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  15. 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 09:40 AM
    dc, dc public, mckinley tech dc
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    03-24-2011 09:40 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 10:27 AM
    maryland, montgomery county
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  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 09:35 AM
    dc, dc public
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  18. 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 02:32 PM
    dc, dc private, national presbyterian school dc, nps dc
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  19. 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 10:39 AM
    joshua starr, maryland, montgomery county
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    04-26-2011 10:39 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 09:58 AM
    dc, dc public
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    05-06-2011 09:58 AM Go to last post

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