WASHINGTON – The Washington Teachers’ Union, which represents over 4,000 D.C. school teachers, elected a new president Tuesday. Nathan Saunders defeated incumbent George Parker by a vote of 556 to 480. Parker was union president during the negotiations of the latest teachers’ contract, which saw a teacher assessment system put in place that led to […]

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, […]