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04/28/2015

by Aaron C. Davis and Abigail Hauslohner
April 28, 2015

D.C. voters cast ballots Tuesday to complete a makeover of the D.C. Council by choosing representatives to succeed Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the late Marion Barry.
 

Two hard-fought and crowded campaigns — one in Ward 4 at the District’s northern tip and the other in Ward 8 east of the Anacostia River — have prompted nearly 4,000 people to vote early during the past two weeks.

04/28/2015

 by Josh Fatzick
April 28, 2015

The head of D.C.’s public school system, Kaya Henderson, said Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new plan to empower young men of color will help the city avoid a “Baltimore Scenario.”

 

04/23/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
April 23, 2015

In some parts of DC, it's getting harder to snare a seat at your neighborhood preschool. The map below shows how the number of preschool applicants at many DC Public Schools has been increasing in recent years.

DC residents are guaranteed a slot at their neighborhood DC Public School beginning in kindergarten, but only a few schools guarantee admission to preschool. All DCPS elementary schools offer preschool for four-year-olds, and most also offer it for three-year-olds.

04/23/2015

 by Will Sommer
April 23, 2015

04/23/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 23, 2015

04/21/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
April 21, 2015

04/20/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 20, 2015 

04/16/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 16, 2015

A Superior Court judge last week upheld a D.C. Public Charter School Board decision to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy, whose founder Kent Amos is facing trial amid allegations that he personally profited from the diversion of taxpayer dollars meant for the school.
 

 

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