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...
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...
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...
As the saying goes, you can’t beat city hall. But it’s even harder to beat the U.S. Department of State. That’s the lesson that many Sheridan-Kalorama residents have learned from decades of dealing with blighted properties and other issues with...
In a city with a surging population and no room to expand its roads, it’s a given that we need a strong public transportation system. And in a neighborhood that lacks a Metro station, it’s also a given that...
Thefts from autos in DC have gotten so egregious that drivers absolutely cannot leave anything visible in their cars.  Not a phone charger.  Not a plastic bag.  Nothing.  Not even lint. Broken glass in parking lots and on the roadside...
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,...
When the District’s traffic engineers redesign a road, evaluate a speed limit or otherwise review the operations of the city’s transportation network, they place great importance on information about crashes. Similarly, when residents advocate for or against a certain...
Most people want to advocate sportsmanship until it comes time for them to put on their big boy pants and show it themselves. Saturday night at the DCSAA boys basketball title game, it seemed as though St. John’s head coach...
Every year, many D.C. parents wait anxiously for the results of the school lottery, determining whether their children have secured spots in coveted out-of-boundary D.C. public schools or public charter schools. Now, we’re happy to say, D.C. public officials must...

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