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05/01/2015

 by Michael Alison Chandler
May 1, 2015

04/30/2015

 Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined President Obama at Anacostia Library where the President announced the next phase of his ConnectED initiative. The ConnectED Library Challenge is a commitment by more than 30 communities, including Washington, DC, to put a library card into every student’s hand so they will have access to the learning resources and books they can read for pleasure, all available in America’s libraries.  

04/30/2015
Good morning, Chairman Grosso and members of the committee.  I am excited to spend time with you this morning discussing our budget for the upcoming school year.  I am very proud of what we accomplished in this budget and confident that this plan will allow us to build on the success we have had in recent years.
 
Before I talk about those successes, I want to take a moment to thank the Mayor for investing in education.  At a time when many agencies are facing reductions, Mayor Bowser provided DCPS with a 3.4% increase in local funds.
04/29/2015

by Abigail Hauslohner and Aaron C. Davis
April 29, 2015

04/29/2015

by Michael Alison Chandler
April 29, 2015

04/28/2015

by Aaron C. Davis and Abigail Hauslohner
April 28, 2015

D.C. voters cast ballots Tuesday to complete a makeover of the D.C. Council by choosing representatives to succeed Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the late Marion Barry.
 

Two hard-fought and crowded campaigns — one in Ward 4 at the District’s northern tip and the other in Ward 8 east of the Anacostia River — have prompted nearly 4,000 people to vote early during the past two weeks.

04/28/2015

 by Josh Fatzick
April 28, 2015

The head of D.C.’s public school system, Kaya Henderson, said Mayor Muriel Bowser’s new plan to empower young men of color will help the city avoid a “Baltimore Scenario.”

 

04/23/2015

by Natalie Wexler  
April 23, 2015

In some parts of DC, it's getting harder to snare a seat at your neighborhood preschool. The map below shows how the number of preschool applicants at many DC Public Schools has been increasing in recent years.

DC residents are guaranteed a slot at their neighborhood DC Public School beginning in kindergarten, but only a few schools guarantee admission to preschool. All DCPS elementary schools offer preschool for four-year-olds, and most also offer it for three-year-olds.

04/23/2015

 by Will Sommer
April 23, 2015

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