March 24 Becomes Dorothy Height Day in Virginia

March 24 will be recognized as Dorothy Irene Height Day in Virginia, thanks to a proclamation issued by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R ) in honor of the former Delta Sigma Theta Sorority president and...

Howard Students Deliver 1,000-Plus Books to D.C. High School

WASHINGTON – A week ago, there was almost nothing in the mid-sized room that serves as the library for Washington Metropolitan High School, save two barely-stocked bookshelves with four disconnected computer monitors. Today, there are...

Experts Question Accuracy of DC School Test Gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newspaper investigation published Monday questions whether dramatic gains at some D.C. Public Schools, held up as a model for national school reform, were driven by cheating on standardized tests. Documents obtained...

Former Georgetown Coach John Thompson Pays Visit to Youth Basketball Clinic

Hall of Fame inductee and legendary former Georgetown University basketball coach John Thompson took some time to speak to a few youth basketball teams on March 23 at the Capital Sports Complex in District...

PETA Protests Washington, D.C. Circus

As little feet splashed through what was left of the rain, a friendly-looking person dressed as an elephant greeted them as soon as they exited the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro stop in Washington, D.C. The...

Spring Blooms

As we bask in the rays of our golden years, physical impairments shouldn’t hinder us from being one with nature. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 30 minutes of moderately intense activity...

Student Who Shared Cocaine with Classmates Back Home

Thomson Elementary School in northwest Washington, D.C. is known for being the first school in the District to offer Chinese as a second language, and for being the closest elementary school to the White...

New Early Childhood Education Facility Announced

In an effort to stave off academic losses by reaching children during their earliest years, D.C. officials and philanthropists have teamed up to construct a $12 million facility in Ward 7 that will provide...

Local Teen Hosts ‘Jamboree of Art’ For Senior Citizens

Vibrant paintings, created by the residents of Asbury Dwellings' senior citizen complex in Northwest D.C., were showcased at the “Jamboree of Contemporary Art,” held at the apartment community on March 18. The event, which brought...

Expert: Higher Ethics Standards Needed in D.C.

Charges of cronyism, nepotism, campaign malfeasance and other scandals involving Washington, D.C. lawmakers and the mayor highlights the need for revised ethical standards and keener supervision, a local political analyst said. “I think the recent...

Local Airman Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Reserve Airman Lance M. Wray graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Wray completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies,...

NFL Players Association Director DeMaruice Smith to Speak at UMCP Graduation

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the 41-year-old National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), will be the 2011 spring commencement speaker at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 19. Smith is a staunch...

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