A D.C. Council member wants to try a different approach top stop the city's recent crime surge: identify the youth most likely to be involved in violence and help them turn their lives around with mentoring... and money.
D.C. filmmaker Haile Gerima helped spearhead a movement that took a more international, and less Hollywood, approach to the craft. As a professor at Howard University, he's helping film students find their own voices.
Graduation rates are up, truancy is down, enrollment is up, and now DCPS must start focusing on doing even more for students, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in her "state of the schools" remarks and in earlier comments to reporters.
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