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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 02:09 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 08:49 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhhst, virginia, virginia high schools, virginia public
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  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 09:18 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia, virginia high schools
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Local News Teaching for all levels via differentiated instruction — in one class

    From Washington Post by Michael Alison Chandler: In Elise Carter’s second-grade class, some students still write their numbers backward or look at...

    Started by theschoolboards, 05-16-2012 12:40 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Local News Federal civil rights complaint filed over low numbers of black, Latino students at elite Thomas Jefferson High

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown:The disproportionately low number of black and Latino students admitted to Fairfax County’s prestigious Thomas...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-24-2012 09:36 AM
    dc, thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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  11. Local News Officials scrutinize special-education services at BASIS DC

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Local and federal officials are scrutinizing BASIS DC, a charter school known for its accelerated curriculum and...

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-05-2013 09:10 AM
    basis dc, dc
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  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. Public Schools Most D.C. residents give public schools low ratings in poll

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown and Peyton M. Craighill: The share of District residents who think that the city’s public schools are performing...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-21-2014 07:45 AM
    dc, dc public
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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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  15. Public Schools Parent group pushing for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology admission changes

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: One key group that has shaped the debate over overhauling the admissions policy at the prestigious Thomas...

    Started by theschoolboards, 07-20-2012 09:40 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virgina
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  16. Public Schools D.C. traditional public school teacher pay is higher than charters

    From Washington Post by Emma Brown: Teachers in the District’s traditional public schools earn more than their counterparts at nearly every D.C....

    Started by theschoolboards, 08-21-2013 09:58 AM
    dc, dc public
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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Public Schools Thomas Jefferson High School renovation cost raises questions from surrounding school systems asked to chip in

    From Washington Post by Susan Svrluga and T. Rees Shapiro: One question kept coming up between Loudoun and Prince William school board members at a...

    Started by theschoolboards, 01-30-2013 09:09 AM
    thomas jefferson high school virginia, tjhsst, virginia
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