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Mayor Bowser Doubles Down On D.C. School Modernizations In New Budget

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she's setting aside $1.3 billion to speed up the modernization of aging public schools in the city, pledging that by 2022 the city will be closer to finishing a campaign that started in earnest in 2007 under her mentor, Mayor Adrian Fenty.
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D.C. Regulator Approves Exelon's Takeover Of Pepco

The District of Columbia Public Service Commission has approved Exelon's nearly $7 billion takeover of rival utility Pepco.

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Extended Closure Of L Street Cycle Track Angers Cyclists, D.C. Lawmakers

While developers knock down the old Washington Post building, the popular L Street cycle track will disappear for a block along with the sidewalk, creating conditions cyclists and advocates say is dangerous.

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D.C. Now Has 'Budget Autonomy.' But What Does That Even Mean?

A judge's ruling on the 2013 D.C. budget autonomy referendum means that city officials have wrested more flexibility from Congress on spending the locally raised dollars that make up the majority of the city's budget.
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Should Student Surveys Inform Teacher Evaluations? Educators Call It 'Bad Choice'

Research has found that student surveys are one of the most effective methods of assessing teacher performance, but educators that have already implemented a plan DCPS is looking at are cautioning teachers here to think again.

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Controversy Roils D.C. Mayor's Homeless Shelter Plan

Questions over high price tags, an opaque selection process, and the potential beneficiaries from city leases plague Mayor Bowser's homeless shelter proposal.

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How Can Schools Identify The Most Effective Teachers? Just Ask The Students

The evaluation process for teachers in D.C.'s traditional public schools is undergoing a change to include something studies have shown is the most reliable measure — surveys of students themselves.

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During A Rare Day In D.C., Trump Demands Republicans Embrace Him

A front-runner under attack from all sides, Republican Donald Trump demanded that his party's skeptical establishment embrace the inevitability of his presidential nomination as he stormed into Washington on Monday. Democrats responded by debuting a multi-pronged assault.

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Anacostia Unmapped: The Lion And The Map

WAMU 88.5 presents Anacostia Unmapped, a project that invites people who live and work in the community to take us inside. First up, we introduce one of the project's producers, Kymone Freeman, whose day job is running We Act Radio. He's been thinking about where Anacostia fits on a city map.
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40 Years Of Metro: Was D.C.'s Transit System Always Like This?

Kojo examines 40 years of Metro history and how the transit system's bright beginnings shed light on its current troubles.

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