Posts Tagged ‘No Child Left Behind’

District Line Daily: Back in Monumental Business

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to

Sign up: To get District Line Daily—or any of our other email newsletters—sent straight to your mailbox, click here.
The Washington Monument is reopening today after being closed for repairs for nearly three years following [...]

D.C. Seeking “No Child Left Behind” Waiver

The Informer reports that the Office of the State Superintendent of Education is seeking a waiver for the 2014 performance requirements put in place by the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act:
OSSE spokesman Brandon Frazier said that the District applied for a waiver for several reasons.
He said what OSSE wants to convey in its waiver [...]

DCPS Hoping To Leave “No Child Left Behind” Behind

Now that the Obama administration is offering waivers to states that have been bound by No Child Left Behind—the Bush-era policy that forced schools to show year-over-year testing improvements—WAMU reports that D.C. is joining 40 states who are applying for a waiver.
Kayleen Irizarry, the assistant superintendent of elementary and secondary education for all D.C.'s public [...]

It’s Not About The Bike(s): Loose Lips Daily

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: "Howard Theater Set To Break Ground In August,"Dennis Sobin Is Offended By Anti-Fenty Booing," "Witness: Joe Price 'Pulled The Knife Out' of Robert Wone," [...]

Our Morning Roundup: McWhorter, Saletan, and the Color of Performance

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to another edition of Freedom Friday. We're wrapping up our Summer Music Guide as I type, and I can assure you that it's going to be a doozie–the kind of doozie you'll likely keep on your coffee table from May 15 through September 1 as a quick reference [...]