Analysis of federal data finds that charter schools suspend students at a higher rate than public schools do. It also reveals racial disparities in charter school suspensions.

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The school choice battle rages on — public school proponents believe their way of implementing education is the best way, while proponents of charter schools…


In a new report, the U.S. Education Department projected that this fall, the percentage of white students in public schools will drop from 51 percent…

VIA THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Montgomery County Public Schools’ tax-supported operating budget has grown by more than 75 percent in the last decade, far outpacing the growth of other county agencies. Even this year, as the county and schools fight over potential cuts to the schools’ funding and the county faces a $1 billion shortfall, the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has fired ten DCPS teachers for administering corporal punishment and two for sexual misconduct since July 2007, according to a report she has submitted to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Another 28 served suspensions ranging from two to ten days for some form of corporal punishment, […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Mathematics achievement has surged in D.C. public schools over the past six years and risen sharply in large cities that are the focus of a major turnaround movement, the federal government reported Tuesday. The District’s schools, the report showed, no longer rank last in math among major urban systems. They are […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: A two-decade climb in fourth-grade mathematics achievement across the country ended this year, while eighth-grade performance edged upward, the federal government reported Wednesday. D.C. public schools posted sharp gains in math in both grades. Nationally, results from the 2009 federal testing led many politicians and educators to conclude that the United States […]


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Budget problems will force $40 million in budget cuts by D.C. Public Schools by the end of October. The move announced Wednesday could prompt teacher layoffs and increasing class sizes. The D.C. schools budget is estimated at $700 million, and the budget ax has fallen. It’s still uncertain of the effect it […]