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...
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...
The District has a laudable goal of diverting 80 percent of waste citywide away from landfills or waste-to-energy incinerators. That’s a far cry from today’s patterns, in which barely 20 percent of residential waste is recycled, and other users...
Stevens School has a storied history of providing public education in the West End. But since 2008, the historic building at 1050 21st St. NW has sat vacant — prime real estate sought repeatedly by developers and educators alike....
When the government does something to benefit a campaign donor, any explanation or justification — even a wholly logical one — comes under a cloud of suspicion. Accordingly, we’ve followed with concern the saga of Fort Myer Construction and its...
When Mayor Muriel Bowser put together her budget proposal this spring, she made the curious choice to limit investment in education — offering a 1.5 percent increase in per-pupil funds over last year, not enough to keep up with...
Wilson High is the District’s largest high school and one of its best-performing. Yet this year’s budget threatened to undercut Wilson by starving it of adequate staffing — despite a D.C. Council allocation intended to stave off exactly that...
The subway system’s ongoing woes, the city’s growing population and the region’s traffic gridlock all contribute to make a strong bus system more important than ever for the District. And that’s why we’re particularly encouraged by efforts to preserve...
When many D.C. government agencies wish to make a change that affects the lives of District residents, there’s a clear process to follow. The community is notified of the proposal and given time to respond. Feedback is collected and...
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...

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