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Experts Suggest Stronger Efforts To Combat Obesity In D.C. Area

There are policies in place in the District to try and halt the growing rates of obesity. But experts say that isn't enough.

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

The preliminary results of the 2011 standardized tests for D.C. Public Schools has been released. While there have been increases at the secondary school level, this is the second year elementary school scores have fallen.

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Decision On Charter Schools Today In Montgomery County

Later this morning, Board of Education members in Montgomery County could approve plans for the first charter school in the county.

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D.C. Mayor Looks Into Sexual Assault In Summer Jobs Program

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is defending city hiring practices after a city employee was charged with sexually assaulting a teenager. The employee was a paroled criminal.

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D.C.P.S. Resolves Part Of Special Ed Class Action Suit

D.C. Public Schools has reduced the backlog of cases involving special education students waiting to meet with hearing officers, meaning the District has been released from a part of a longstanding class action lawsuit Blackman-Jones.

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Bullying Top Concern for Va. Public School Students

Virginia's public school principals and superintendents say bullying has become the chief worry among their students.

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Study Names D.C. As Second "Least Obese" State In Country

Washington D.C. has been named the second "least obese" state in the country, according to the 2011 report "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future." But experts warn that the average obesity rate in the District masks very large disparities among residents.

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