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McDonnell Kicks Off Civil War Remembrance

Gov. Bob McDonnell helped kicked off what will be four days of remembrance and Civil War education for the uninitiated.

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DCPS Teacher Evaluations Not Yet Affecting Test Scores

D.C. Public Schools' new teacher evaluation system, known as IMPACT, will lead to increases in test scores, but not until next year, says schools chancellor Kaya Henderson.

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New Web Tool Helps Maximize Retirement Benefits

The country's economic problems have forced many people to delay retirement. The AARP now has a tool on its website that helps people decide the best time to retire.

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African American Civil War Museums Reopens This Week

A weekend of festivities is accompanying the reopening of The African American Civil War Museum in D.C.

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School Bus Drivers To Compete In Maryland

The top school bus drivers from the U.S. and Canada will be in Maryland this weekend for a safety competition.

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DCPS Issues More Than 400 Layoff Notices To Teachers And Staff

D.C. Public School employees will receive their evaluations or what's called IMPACT scores today, and 413 employees will receive termination letters. The majority of those employees are teachers.

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D.C.P.S. 2011 Standardized Test Scores Have Been Released

This year's standardized test results are in. The District's traditional and charter public schools posted slight gains at the secondary school level, but there was virtually no change at the elementary school level.