Posts Tagged ‘Kaya Henderson’

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray have awkward encounters at Unity Breakfast, leadership event. [Post, WBJ]
Surprise—Dems at breakfast no fan of David Catania. [Blade]
Bowser inner circle includes Adrian Fenty hardcores. [Post]
Including Fenty mastermind Tom Lindenfeld. [Post]
Bowser says she'll give Gray time to get over it. [LL]
Behold, the school boundary proposals. [Post]
Bowser meets with schools chancellor Kaya Henderson. [WAMU]
Rev. Graylan Hagler declares for at-large seat, Elissa [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray won't call Muriel Bowser. [Post] 
But Miss Manners thinks he should. [WAMU]
Police stop Kenilworth Park search for Relisha Rudd. [Post, WAMU]
Gray does a David Letterman-style Top 10 list. [Post]

Youths go on one-day crime spree [Post]
What will happen to Kaya Henderson? [Post]
Fight ahead over budget. [Times]
Trans-friendly bathroom campaign starts [Blade]
D.C. not educating adults, according to report. [...]

Morning Links

Internal report unearthed by Fox5 reveals new details from Medric Mills' death. [Fox 5]
Tommy Wells buys time for TV ad criticizing Vince Gray, Muriel Bowser. [LL]
And Bowser will be on TV to respond to Gray's "State of the District" speech. [LL]
Kaya Henderson talks achievement gap in schools. [Post]
A whole slew of endorsements. [LL]
Attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg makes one final attempt to [...]

Morning Links

Kaya Henderson isn't leaving D.C. to work for Bill de Blasio. [Informer, WAMU, Post]
David Catania says there's an "extremely high" chance he'll run in the general election if Vince Gray wins the primary. [Post]
Michael Brown gets a new court date. [Post]
So do Jeff Thompson associates. [LL]
Jim Graham likes poll, not enough to make sure it's paid for. [LL, Post]
Post ed board goes in for another round of [...]

Morning Links

Restrictions cause medical pot sales to lag. [Post]
D.C. United stadium pressure group states goals. [Post]
New law lets cyclists use Barnes Dances traffic lights. [Housing Complex]
Despite hearing, info on Pepco's undergrounding plan remains private for now. [Post]
Metro settles crash lawsuit. [WTOP]
Post ed board: hurray for Kaya Henderson. [Post]
Shutdown pushes Height Act meeting. [WBJ]
Shirtless thieves rob D.C. school. [WTOP]
164 [...]

School House Blocked

Fingers tented under his chin, David Catania is listening. He’s heard about how fingerprinting aimed at detecting sex offenders scares well-meaning parents away from schools, and about classrooms where the Internet is too slow for their new computers. Now, at a meeting on education in Ward 7, he’s hearing a Woodson High School senior read [...]

Morning Links

New fire department ambulance rollout this morning conflicts with delays on other vehicle purchases. [Post]
Vince Gray, Kaya Henderson visit schools on the first day of classes. [Housing Complex]
Cardozo Senior High opens with $130 million renovation. [Post]
Muriel Bowser promotes her free-bus-rides-for-students bill. [WAMU]
Bowser, Kenyan McDuffie unconvinced on D.C. United stadium deal. [Post]
Post ed board wants the D.C. Taxicab Commission abolished. [Post]
Tommy Wells agrees. [...]

D.C. Schools See Biggest Test Improvements Since 2008

Between the 2011-2012 school year and 2012-2013, D.C. students in public and charter schools averaged a 3.9 percent increase in math proficiency and a 4.1 percent increase in reading proficiency on the 2013 District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System, the largest gains in the system since 2008.
"Yes!" said Mayor Vince Gray, who kicked off the results announcement [...]

Morning Links

Council passes health exchange bill with small business mandate. [Post]
Anita Bonds introduces bill exempting some seniors from property taxes—as long as they've lived in D.C. for 25 years. [WAMU]
Vince Gray faces big backlog on commission vacancies. [Examiner]
Barry Farm development meeting called off after protesters clash with audience. [Housing Complex]
D.C. arrests for marijuana possession jump 60 [...]

Catania Introduces Education Bills, Irks Gray and Henderson

There's a lot to unpack in the seven education bills David Catania introduced at today's D.C. Council meeting. Catania has legislation to increase per-pupil school funding in poorer schools, create a plan to turn struggling schools into "Innovation Schools,"  change how students are promoted through grades, create a unified lottery for out-of-boundary schools, and make [...]

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