Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Afrocentric School Fights to Keep Charter

Washington, D.C. — Leaders of an embattled Afrocentric charter school fought back a school board effort to shut the school down and pleaded for...

Evaluation System Linked to Mass Teacher Firings Deemed ‘Flawed’

A leading official with the Washington Teachers Union said its president, George Parker, knew when he signed the new teachers contract that more teachers...

Metro Crash Explained, Finally

A faulty track circuit system was likely the cause of the June 22, 2009 rush hour Metro crash that claimed nine lives, injured several...

D.C. Play, ‘The Marijuana-Logues,’ Aims to Relieve Tension

Whether or not you’re cool with conservatives or aligned with liberals, the scent of marijuana is hard to ignore. A handful of states have...

Ward 5 Council Candidate Wants Barry to Withdraw Disapproval Resolution

A candidate for this fall’s Ward 5 City Council race is urging Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry to immediately withdraw his disapproval resolution for...

Labor Group Wants Social Workers Reinstated

Labor union leaders are calling on Mayor Adrian Fenty to reinstate three Children and Family Service Agency social workers who were fired in the...

Black Police Officers Win Discrimination Suit

Five Black District of Columbia police officers, who filed a racial discrimination complaint two years ago against department officials, have been awarded $900,000 in...

Anacostia Graduate Aims to be Role Model for Young Black Males

At 17, Jordan Smiley already knows exactly what he wants out of life: to be counted among the Black men teaching in the nation’s...

District Celebrates Initiatives Against Chronic Homelessness

District officials recently joined forces to celebrate the success of the city’s initiatives against chronic homelessness – an issue which has had a profound...

D.C. Schools Chancellor to Wed Labor Day Weekend

The District of Columbia’s controversial schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, is set to tie the knot over the Labor Day weekend. According to an Associated...

DCPS Secondary Students Improve in Math, Reading

For the third straight year, secondary students in the District of Columbia Public Schools system have demonstrated significant achievement on their state-mandated tests. Following...

Rhee Cleared in Contracts Probe

An investigation into actions taken last fall by District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has found no wrongdoing on her part. The...