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New D.C. School Boundaries Proposed

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Officials in D.C. are preparing to redraw the city's school boundaries, which could affect where thousands of students attend school.

It's been over three decades since the city last changed its school boundaries: the geographic lines that determine which elementary school a student can attend. The city is also looking other ways to change how students are assigned to schools — including potentially expanding lottery based-admissions as well as giving students the right to attend their neighborhood schools.

The proposed new boundaries were released over the weekend by deputy mayor for education Abigail Smith, who is leading a 20-person committee. After meeting several more times with the public this month, the group will present the findings to Mayor Vincent Gray.

Smith tells The Washington Post that the committee is looking at a number of different options and nothing final has been determined. The changes will take effect in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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