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Wright Appointed DCPS Chief Academic Officer

Carey M. Wright, Ph. D., has been appointed chief academic officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools system. The former teacher, principal and...

Community Mourns Another Slain Youth

A hodgepodge of candles and teddy bears covered the ground where Joshua Hopkins, 19, spent his final moments grasping for life. Mourners gathered at...

DCPS Launches School Improvement Projects

Falling in line with a federal mandate that calls for drastic improvement, the District of Columbia Public Schools system has begun restructuring six of...

Heat Prompts Extended Swimming Pool Hours

The mercury level in the District has been so high the past few days that temperatures have easily exceeded 100 degrees, causing the Department...

Sacramento’s Greene Stars in July 2 Goodman League Action

Baltimore native Donte’ Greene usually stars as the high-flying forward for the Sacramento Kings. On Friday, Greene moonlighted as the high-flying, backboard-slapping star attraction...

Norton: Chicago Ruling “Vindicates District’s New Gun Laws”

The Supreme Court on June 28 struck down Chicago, Ill.’s strict anti-handgun legislation, but D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said the decision in fact...

D.C. Woman Withdraws Suit over Church’s Gay Marriage Ceremony– But Quits Church

After Yvonne Moore, a member of Covenant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., sat through a same sex commitment ceremony in her church in 2007,...

Council Approves New Teacher Contract

Even though City Council Chairman Vincent Gray lavished praise on the architects of the landmark teachers union contract, he acknowledged that inequities exist and...

Fenty a No-Show at Education Debate

Mayor Adrian Fenty was a no-show at the highly anticipated June 28 debate that was slated to focus on the state of the city’s...

‘Most Improved’ Students Recognized

WASHINGTON—Academic awards are usually given to students that excel on a consistent basis. But Councilmember Kwame R. Brown recently recognized 22 District students who...

Fenty Hails Plan to End Homelessness

Mayor Adrian Fenty has joined with the District Department of Human Services to congratulate the U. S. Interagency Council on Homelessness on its release...

Female Detention Center to Open in Southeast

For years, because it lacked adequate housing for juvenile offenders, the District resorted to placing them in facilities outside the city; most times, in...