Anacostia Community Museum Begins Free Summer Shuttle Service

The free summer shuttle to transport visitors between the National Mall and the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum returns for a third year in time for the Memorial Day holiday. It will offer weekend service...

Cheating Investigation Casts Shadow on Testing

Exactly how secure is testing in D.C. public schools from tampering? The continuing controversy over this all-important process – determining not just the future academic paths of students but also of federal education funding...

Memorial Day: Remembering the Fallen

Washington, D.C., is gearing up for the annual tribute to the men and women that have served the country in the military. Celebrities such as actor Gary Sinise and "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak...

D.C. Police Say Father Killed Girl Found in Trash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old Maryland girl whose body was found in a trash barrel last year in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. D.C. police...

Expert Slams Brown Ethics Legislation

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown has sponsored a bill that would sanction District employees for ethic violations, require disclosure of clients and establish an ethics advisory board – a collective of government high-ranking government...

New Reading Program Shows Drastic Improvement at High Road Academy

School officials at High Road Academy in Washington, D.C., have seen a vast improvement in reading among students since they introduced a reading intervention program, which uses techniques such as repeated reading and requires...

Pension Reform Proposed by Catania Faces Tough Council Opposition

D.C. Councilman Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) and other city legislators are opposing a contentious pension reform bill, which would affect teachers, police officers and firefighters, if passed. Members declared that the bill will face...

Parking Payments Now Just a Call Away

Washington, D.C. motorists are now able to feed the meter simply by making a call. The new pay-by-phone-parking program allows drivers to use their mobile phones to pay for a parking space. Through the...

Highway Safety Groups Sponsors Team up for ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

From May 23 to June 4, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be teaming up with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and other local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety sponsors...

Ward 4 Welcomes First Full-Service Community Health Center

On May 18, Mary’s Center hosted a grand opening ceremony for its newest location in Ward 4. The facility is the first full-service community health facility in that ward. As part of the festivities, District...

District Native Awarded Fulbright for Overseas Teaching

Elon University senior Brittany Carroll has been awarded a Fulbright grant that will fund a year of teaching in Taiwan in 2011-12. Carroll was one of three Elon seniors awarded a Fulbright this spring,...

Son of D.C. Mayor’s Former Chief of Staff Admits to Receiving Job Without Interview

In a recent closed executive session with D.C. Council members, the son of Mayor Vincent Gray’s former chief of staff admitted that he handed his resume to his mother for a job and, approximately...

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