D.C. to establish a hybrid traditional-charter school in Southeast

Source: Emma Brown, Washington Post, May 9, 2013

A long-struggling Southeast D.C. elementary school will undergo a renovation and then reopen under the management of a high-performing charter school, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Wednesday evening. ….. . Neighborhood children will have a right to attend the new Malcolm X, she said, but the school’s leaders will have charter-like freedom to run the building as they see fit. … It is also not yet clear whether the school’s teachers will be subject to collective bargaining– a key difference between unionized school system and union-free charter schools.