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Budget Cuts Could Hurt D.C. Area National Parks

National Parks are big business in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, but federal budget cuts could have long term effects.

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With Common Core, D.C. Students Read More — And More Deeply

The Common Core State Standards are a frequent source of criticism, but what do they actually mean for students in the District who are still sharpening their reading skills?

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New D.C. Schools Ombudsman Seeks To Advocate For Students And Parents

D.C. recently appointed the first education ombudsman since 2008, a position meant to advocate on behalf of students and parents.

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D.C. Council To Debate Ambulance Redeployment Plan

A D.C. Council committee is considering a plan to improve the city's overtaxed emergency medical system.
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D.C. Fire Lieutenant Who Did Not Respond To Man's Collapse Retires

The D.C. Fire lieutenant accused of not responding to a man who collapsed across the street from her fire station is retiring — and avoiding repercussions.
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D.C. Fire Lieutenant Who Did Not Respond To Man's Collapse Files Retirement Papers

The D.C. Fire Department lieutenant accused of not responding to a man who collapsed across the street from her fire station is moving closer to retirement, and that means she could avoid any discipline in the case.
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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with Abigail Smith, D.C.'s deputy mayor for education, about proposals to redraw school boundaries in the District. Later, Maryland Sen. Brian Frosh (D) joins the crew in the studio.

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DCPS Seeks To Fortify The Building Blocks of Reading

DCPS is in the midst of a major revamp of its reading curriculum.
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The Secretive Couple Behind D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library

We'll talk with the author of a new book about Henry and Emily Folger, the couple behind D.C.'s legendary Folger Shakespeare Library.
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D.C. Ranks No. 2 For Energy Star Buildings; What Does That Mean?

Next to Los Angeles, D.C. has more Energy Star certified buildings than any U.S. city. But what exactly does that mean?

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