Seven years ago, barely half the high school students receiving a public education in the District were graduating within four years. According to data released last week from the 2016-17 school year, those numbers have steadily improved to nearly...
Geographically, Georgetown is within easy reach of the National Mall — a natural extension of the District’s leading touristic and recreational area, and able to offer the commercial experiences of prime shopping and riverfront dining unavailable around the monuments....
We just can’t let go of the Virginia elections. Republican Ed Gillespie got his head handed to him. As everyone now knows, the soft-talking Democrat Ralph Northam won going away, 53.9 percent to 44.9 percent. The Libertarian Party’s Chris Hyra barely...
For about 121 years, a tulip poplar stood at the corner of Hawthorne Street and New Mexico Avenue NW. The tree was known as “Grover” (named for President Grover Cleveland, president when Grover was a mere sapling and Wesley...
I live in Georgetown, in a small house. Last fall, D.C. implemented new zoning regulations governing house sizes to protect people like me from being swamped by our neighbors’ desire to build hulking additions. In theory, my neighbor can’t add...
Thank you for writing your recent article on the Klingle Valley Trail . I am grateful for the trail, but I have several concerns. When walking Klingle, I was a bit surprised by how the trail crosses the path of...
The Current’s Nov. 1 issue included an article about a proposal to build a new bypass for the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to “restore the Kennedy Center waterfront for public use.” “Restore” implies that the proposal would recover a...
Some troubling decisions by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation over the past year have endangered or eliminated locally popular services in favor of adhering to unnecessary citywide goals. While there have been some meaningful reversals in response...
We don’t envy the task of piecing together a school budget. Principals, their fellow administrators and interested parents must balance conflicting desires and practical realities while determining how to spend their school’s allotted funds — and even then, they...
After a 17-year odyssey through ideas, designs, redirections and reconsiderations, our national capital finally could be getting a memorial to former President Dwight Eisenhower. Last week, we stopped by the dedication site at 4th Street and Maryland Avenue SW, just...

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