Washington D.C. News

  • Panel to Advise Mayor on Next D.C. Schools Chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is forming a panel of teachers, students and community members to help select the city's next schools chancellor. At a news conference Feb. 8, Gray said he expects the panel to be named by the end of the week. He says it will include ...

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  • Arbitrator Reinstates 75 D.C. Teachers Fired by Rhee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee improperly fired 75 new District of Columbia teachers in 2008 and is ordering them reinstated with two years of back pay. Arbitrator Charles Feigenbaum found that the school system never told the ...

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  • Gray Joins D.C. Employees in Furlough

    Mayor Vincent Gray signed a waiver on Feb. 4, allowing him to be furloughed on various holidays throughout the year. Under the terms, Gray will join 32,000 other District government employees in forgoing pay during scheduled time off in an attempt to cut down on city costs. Gray’s move ...

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  • Remembering Leon Earl Wynter

    After a prolonged, but valiant struggle with brain cancer that first began on New Year’s Eve going into 2009, Leon Earl Wynter passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. He was 57 years old. He described himself as “first a Christian, then American and Black by way of his Jamaican ...

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  • Howard Makes Bold Changes

    This week Howard University's president and Board of Trustees announced major changes to the academic structure of the school. The Academic Renewal Plan – the culmination of two years of meetings, university community input and the hard work by the Presidential Commission on Academic ...

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  • Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage

    The last of the 210,000 Pepco customers that lost their electricity after the Jan. 26 snow storm were brought back to light on the afternoon of Jan. 31. That lapse in service has prompted an outcry from area officials and residents, who expressed their outrage in letters and phone calls to the ...

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  • AKA Salutes Local Education Innovators

    Beltsville, Md. – The efforts of local educators that use non-traditional ways of inspiring a love of learning in their students were recognized by the Alpha Kappa Alpha – Educational Advancement Foundation of the North Atlantic Region – Cluster One at its Community Education ...

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