The District has invested heavily in the D.C. Public School system, seeking to improve education outcomes for struggling students. The city has also tried to help its adult residents succeed in the workforce. But one important piece has been largely...
As the University of the District of Columbia tries to boost both its status and its enrollment, officials identified a mediocre student experience as a key failing. To that end, the school identified two critical missing facilities: a student...
Local officials like to present “green infrastructure” as a win-win solution to stormwater runoff. The term refers to a collection of solutions including permeable pavement and vegetated areas that, if done properly, can provide significant environmental benefits. When rainwater hits...
Whenever city officials discuss the progress of D.C. Public Schools, they’re bound to highlight the school system’s growing number of success stories — and to concede that many local schools are not up to par. This mix of stronger and...
It’s all too easy for a struggling business to spiral downhill. Declining revenues force painful cost cuts that make the product less desirable, which further drives customers away — and the cycle continues. There’s reason for concern that the Washington...
As residents and investors renovate swaths of the District’s housing stock — particularly in dense, high-demand neighborhoods — dumpsters regularly sit on the street awaiting construction debris. In response to community requests, the D.C. Department of Transportation has introduced new...
The District is filled with parkland, with a host of recreational amenities and natural settings available within the city limits. Our good fortune is underscored in an April report by the Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park...
Less than five years ago, The Current wrote that Van Ness was “the least-loved stretch of Connecticut Avenue.” We were covering a walking tour of the neighborhood led by the Coalition for Smarter Growth, which was using the Ward...
While hearing some airplanes flying overhead has long been one of the costs associated with living near the Potomac River in parts of Northwest, wider swaths of the District have been feeling more effects from Reagan National Airport in...
Countless prosperous societies have been built on a foundation of oppression, with some classes of people forced to suffer for the betterment of others. And even long after conditions improve, the unjustly extracted benefits often remain in place. It’s certainly...

Top Stories