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.
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.
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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