New Leaders celebrated

New Leaders celebrated their most recent cohort Wednesday in downtown DC. Time Warner Cable generously provided the space for the non-profit to honor area residents who aspire to serve as principals for metro area public schools. []


Club 2012: Black parents who made sure their sons succeeded in school

For six years, their parents had nagged and prodded and pressed them to perform. [Washington Post]

Poll finds support for school reform

An educational survey, along with a new report on national high school graduation figures, is bound to have an effect on how residents throughout the commonwealth look at public education — both its funding and academic achievements. []

National History Day comes to DC

DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education(OSSE) and DC Public Schools (DCPS) are excited that on Wednesday night, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History came alive with nearly 2,800 students from across the US, as they celebrate this year’s National History Day (NHD) events. []

Gray to reappoint Gandhi as District’s CFO

Natwar Gandhi, the District’s chief financial officer, has won Mayor Vincent Gray’s backing for a new term as the city’s fiscal scorekeeper, the Washington Examiner has learned. [Washington Examiner]

13 D.C. schools to extend their days next year

Thirteen D.C. public schools will offer extended school days next year, using part of a $10 million grant the school system is giving its campuses to boost student achievement through innovation. [Washington Examiner]

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