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...
To the long-standing dismay of many D.C. residents, Congress is empowered to establish laws affecting the District and to overturn local D.C. laws. All too frequently, it exercises this authority. At the same time, Washingtonians aren’t adequately represented in the...
Last month, American University elected its first black female Student Government president — junior Taylor Dumpson. Her victory received little attention at first; this outcome is hardly novel in 2017. But then came a ghastly response: Someone, not yet identified,...
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...
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....
A high school diploma is an invaluable achievement for a student coming from a struggling background. It’s official documentation that the graduate has met established standards, both by succeeding academically and by committing to an education with reliable school...
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...
Something is wrong at various D.C. playing fields, and the officials in charge have been reluctant to even say where. About a month ago, news trickled out anecdotally that the D.C. Department of General Services, which is responsible for the...
Every day, thousands of D.C. residents and visitors hop on a distinctive red Capital Bikeshare bicycle. They travel to one of the 440 bike docks that are scattered around the District and many of its suburbs, rent a bicycle...
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...

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