A new report says the District isn't doing enough to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The nonprofit group D.C. Appleseed, says Mayor Vincent Gray should expand programs that offer free, clean needles to addicts and push HIV/AIDS education in public schools.
As protests sweep through the Middle East and North Africa, students at area schools have been hungry for information about the rapidly-changing region. Some teachers are retooling their lesson plans to incorporate current events.
D.C. Public Schools, including traditional and charter schools, will receive $76 million more than expected; the bulk of the surplus money from an increase in District revenue. And while this will help stave off some cuts, school officials say there will still be some hard choices to make.
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