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D.C. Education Superintendent Announces Departure

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The State Superintendent of Education in the District is resigning and will be moving back to Chicago.

Hosanna Mahaley Jones says her resignation was prompted by family commitments—her husband is recovering from a heart attack and they want to be closer to relatives in Chicago.

Mahaley Jones has been in charge of setting policies for both traditional and charter public schools in areas that include oversight of federal grants, nutrition programs, testing integrity and transportation of students with special needs. In additional to K through 12 schools, OSSE also oversees early education, college tuition reimbursements and adult education.

Mahaley Jones has headed the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, or OSSE, since 2011. Her last day is set for July 26. There will be a nationwide search for her replacement.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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