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....
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...
We’re now a couple of winters removed from a heavy snowfall, making it easy to forget the lasting impact a major storm can have on the District. But with colder weather not far away, we were glad to see...
It’s buried deep in a list of traffic-mitigation strategies for the National Zoo’s planned new parking garage: the idea of extending the DC Circulator from the Woodley Park Metro station up to the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance. We think this...
We live in a historic city — there’s no question about that. The nation’s capital features not only the great civic buildings and gleaming monuments around the National Mall, but also the evidence of more than 200 years of...
When a resident with disabilities uses MetroAccess to get around the city, the District government typically pays $53 to subsidize the rider’s cost, which is double the comparable Metro fare up to a $6.50 cap. According to a recent WAMU...
In recent years, we’ve heard a group of D.C. public charter schools and their advocates argue that the District wasn’t providing them their legally required funding. Essentially, they claim the city has skirted a law requiring equivalent per-pupil funding between...
D.C.’s farmers markets are a valuable neighborhood amenity. They provide farm-fresh produce and other goods, and they serve as a venue for community-building. That public benefit is why the District doesn’t charge its usual public space permit fees to...

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