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DCPS Hits Pause On Using Test Scores For Teacher Evaluations

For one year, D.C. Public Schools won't factor student test scores into teacher evaluations.
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As Portraits Became Passé, These Artists Redefined 'Face Value'

There was an art revolution underway in the 1950s and '60s. But not all painters embraced this major turning point in art.

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DCPS Student Taste Testers Vote on How They Want Their Veggies Prepared

A professor from American University is teaming up with chefs who prepare vegetables three different ways and let DCPS students vote on their favorite.

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The Mysterious Past And Uncertain Future Of D.C.'s Only Known Synagogue Mural

Inside a D.C. home slated for redevelopment this summer, you can find the city's only known synagogue mural.
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Trading the Corporate Grind for a Hoppy Future

When Ilya Alter and Dmitri Chekaldin both lost their corporate jobs, they decided to try something completely different.
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Three Unions Approve Contracts With DCPS

Unions representing principals, classroom aides and custodians at DCPS have given the thumbs up to new contracts, sending them to the D.C. Council for approval.

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D.C. Area Sees Surge Of Underage Undocumented Immigrants

Tens of thousands of children are being caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border by themselves. Many of them have made their way to the D.C. area, with its large Central American community, and schools and support organizations are adapting.

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D.C. Tuition Assistance Program Cut In House Budget

Funding for a D.C. college tuition program has been slashed by a third in a new budget, though Eleanor Holmes Norton is confident the Senate will reverse that.

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DDOT Report Ambiguous On Arkansas Avenue Rush Hour Travel Lane

DDOT has released a safety report for a stretch of Arkansas Avenue that locals say is dangerous. But it doesn't address the key recommendation of reducing the road's northbound side to one lane.
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D.C. Could Rename Two Streets After Pro-Democracy Causes

The D.C. Council is considering two bills that would symbolically rename two streets — one for a Chinese dissident and the other for the city's fight for voting representation in Congress.

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