D.C. students’ test scores are up significantly! [News, 7/10]

D.C. Students See Big Academic Gains (WaPo, 7/10) – Rhee credits gains to new policies. WaPo: “Who Gets Credit?” – Answer: “Imagine what these naysayers would have said if the scores had plummeted. We doubt that they would have been looking Mr. Janey’s way.” Still a long way to go, though–the percentage reaching proficiency remains low.
– WG EVENT: A Conversation with Michelle Rhee – July 17

D.C. region continues to add jobs, residents (WBJ, 7/9) … but unemployment has gone up in D.C. area compared to last year. (WBJ, 7/8)