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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Centreville Day Laborers Site Almost Ready

Preparations are nearly complete on a facility for immigrant day laborers in Centreville, Va. after the fierce debate the proposal initially sparked has quieted down. 

Maryland To Unveil 9/11 Memorial Sunday

Maryland 9/11 Memorial rendering

Thoughts of security can hardly be avoided as this Sunday's 9/11 10th anniversary events near, says Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.

Commentary: Higher Education After 9/11

Today's college students were not even teenagers when the events of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. But Commentator Neil Kerwin -- President of American University -- says the events of that day have made lasting impacts on higher education, and on the students themselves. 

For Military Children, 9/11 Is A Way Of Life

For children and educators in the military, 9/11 isn't just an event; the aftermath has become part of each day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Smithsonian Exhibit Involves Visitors In 9/11 Remembrance

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is home this week to an exhibition reflecting on how Americans’ lives have changed since the 9/11 attacks.

Congress Debates Where To Get Federal Disaster Funding

Congress is debating whether federal emergency funding of the sort received in the wake of Hurricane Irene will have to be offset by spending cuts.

Activists Urge P.G. County To Reduce Cat Euthanization

A Maryland animal rights organization is pushing P.G. County to change their policy on stray cats to one where far fewer cats will be euthanized.

Va. Public Sports May Soon Extend To Home-Schooled Students

A Virginia educational panel is considering legislation that would give home-schooled students access to public sports.

DCPS Makes Changes to Teacher Evaluations

D.C. School Bush

D.C.'s Public School officials continue to refine the teacher evaluation system known as IMPACT since it was introduced two years ago.

O'Malley: Recent Crises Proof of Md. Emergency Readiness

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley says the response to Hurricane Irene and last month's earthquake shows how far the state has come in improving its response to emergencies since the 9/11 attacks.

New Montgomery Co. Superintendent Meets Community Tuesday Night

The new public school superintendent of Montgomery County, Md. is holding a series of town-hall type sessions with members of the community, the first taking place Tuesday night.

Stephen Strasburg Making 2011 Debut

After missing the entire season recovering from "Tommy John" surgery, Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg is poised to start Tuesday.

Enrollments Sky High In Northern Va. Schools


Northern Virginia school districts are seeing record-high enrollments for the 2011 school year, which starts today.

Monday, September 5, 2011

CQ Roll Call: Congress Is Back, Jobs On Agenda, No Threat Of Shutdown

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing Editor David Hawkings talks with Morning Edition on what to expect during the first week Congress is back after the summer recess.