Washington D.C. News

  • 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 Press account, Rhee, 41, will marry hard-charging, first-term Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, 44, who is also a former NBA star. ...

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  • 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 three years of reform under schools chief Michelle Rhee, students in grades seven, eight and 10 scored ...

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  • 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 investigation was launched in response to a complaint filed in June about how the teacher contract was handled. In a letter released this week, ...

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  • Students Use Journey to Explore Race Relations

    In the spirit of the Freedom Riders, 22 District-area African-American and Jewish high school students recently embarked on a journey to retrace the steps their ancestors took in their shared trek toward equality, justice and racial harmony. The students, participants in Operation ...

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  • A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

    WASHINGTON – Gerome Samuel knew that he should have gotten an examination for colon cancer after he turned 50, but he didn’t. “I just kept putting it off, and putting it off and putting it off,” said Samuel, 58, a retired Washington-area construction worker, husband and ...

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  • D.C. Students Garner Recognition in Robotics Competition

    Students involved in the District of Columbia’s Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition have garnered high acclaim by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who wrote ...

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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 assistant superintendent comes to DCPS with more than 30 years experience in Maryland. In her new capacity, she will serve on the ...

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  • 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 the 6100 block of Banks Place N.E. on July 6 for a vigil honoring Hopkins’ once-promising future and memory – an all too common scene ...

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