According to Chancellor Rhee serious violence at DCPS schools has decreased 10% from last year.
Rhee says, when school began in September, there was an uptick in incidents, but she says because of consistently enforced consequences, within three months those had leveled off and decreased. The latest data from D.C.P.S. compares August 2007 through January 2008 and the same months the following year. There have been 82 fewer serious incidents, which translates into a decrease of 10 percent. Serious incidents include assaults, drugs, fires and fights.WAMU audio of this report here.