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How D.C. Could Become National Model For Turning Around Low-achieving Schools Under ESSA

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 12.01.2016 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

With a new Chancellor soon to be chosen, D.C.'s public schools are at a crossroads. The Michelle Rhee - Kaya Henderson period made improvements in so...

Tackling Children's Mental Health Needs, Step-by-Step

Judith Sandalow | Posted 05.04.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

I'm a pragmatic optimist. Why? Because I've seen what can happen when people roll up their sleeves and do the hard work of making needed changes. Thin...

Building A Child-Friendly DC, Part 1

Judith Sandalow | Posted 03.25.2015 | DC
Judith Sandalow

How can DC's new and returning leaders move forward? The questions to answer are: what does a child-friendly city look like? And, what specifically can the government do to make more progress for all children?

Visitors Honor MLK At His Memorial Site In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

As events across the nation honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his nationally recognized holiday, admirers and activists celebrating King’s legacy...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Says DOJ Was Right To Disclose D.C. Mayor Probe | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a hearing on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended federal prosecutors' decision to allege weeks before the District of ...

Will 2014 Be The Year DC Elects A White Mayor?

Washingtonian | Posted 03.03.2014 | Black Voices

Tommy Wells showed up one evening last fall at a home in Barnaby Woods, a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood west of Rock Creek Park, where som...

There is a Family Homelessness Crisis and Provisional Placement is Not the Answer

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 04.23.2014 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

The crisis isn't that too many families are in DC's shelters; the crisis is that so many families need shelter. That is the crisis the Mayor should be addressing.

Michael Grass

D.C. Youth Leaders Take Center Stage | Michael Grass | Posted 01.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Back in October, when an early Saturday snowstorm took many in the nation's capital by surprise, some in District of Columbia Mayor Vinc...

Colby King: Where Is Tony Williams When D.C. Needs Him?

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 12.01.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Colby King, The Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist has a distaste for the current state of public af...