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Like Catania, Bowser Says No To School Boundary Changes

D.C. mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania may argue over plenty of things, but there is one thing they see eye to eye on: changes to the city's four-decade-old school boundaries and feeder patterns have to be put on hold.
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D.C. Extends Day At 25 Schools, Hoping That More Time Means Better Scores

Students at 25 D.C. public schools will stay in school longer every day, a move that city officials hope will help struggling students catch up with their peers.
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D.C. Asks Judge To Reconsider Handgun Ruling, Says 'Legal Errors' Were Made

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan has asked a federal judge to reconsider his prior ruling that tossed out the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
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Catania Rejects School Boundary Changes, Says He'll Delay Implementation

Mayoral candidate David Catania says he will delay implementation of a plan that would redraw the city's school boundaries and feeder patterns.
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D.C. Schools Offer Teachers Guidance On Discussing Ferguson

As students return to the classroom today, the city's public school system has prepared a guide for teachers who want to discuss the events surrounding the shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
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Star-Spangled Banner Replica Connects Past With Present

The Maryland Historical Society displayed a replica of the star-spangled banner on Sunday — the same which famously inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem.

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Nearly 1,100 New Central American Students Join D.C. Area Schools

Schools across the D.C. area are returning to the classroom this week, and hundreds of unaccompanied minors will be counted among their ranks, bringing their own unique challenges to school systems.

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Bustin' Loose In Langdon: Chuck Brown Memorial Park Unveiled

Fans and family flocked to D.C.'s Langdon neighborhood to witness the unveiling of Chuck Brown Memorial Park.
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D.C. Charter Leader Objects To Plan Setting Aside Seats For At-Risk Students

The leader of D.C.'s charter school board says that he opposes an initiative adopted by Mayor Vincent Gray that would set aside a certain percentage of seats at high-performing charter schools for at-risk students.
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'Courtesy Vans' To Serve Areas In D.C. That Taxi Drivers Stay Away From

The D.C. Taxicab Commission unveiled a plan to bring vehicle-for-hire services to underserved neighborhoods in the form of “courtesy vans,” a concession by officials that most regular cab drivers will continue to refuse to go to certain areas of D.C.

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