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Kojo In Your Community: Changing Neighborhoods And Changing Schools

Few neighborhoods are as emblematic of D.C.'s evolution as Columbia Heights -- a place that's greeted waves of new residents and a tectonic demographic shift in the past two decades. But the long term arc of these changes may well hinge on the future of the District's network of schools. We measure where schools fit into the future of D.C.'s rapidly changing neighborhoods.

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