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D.C. Wire: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Gray mum as labor council boss says Republicans 'not welcome' in D.C. government

Presumptive mayor Vincent C. Gray has been basing his campaign around a "one city" vision for the District where all residents work together to try to address its challenges.

By Tim Craig  | October 15, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty write-in camp wants Gray to launch probe of Harry Thomas

The "Write Fenty In" for mayor campaign is stepping up efforts to try to prove it's a credible effort, releasing a statement today calling on opponent Vincent C. Gray to launch an investigation into council member Harry M. Thomas (D-Ward 5).

By Tim Craig  | October 15, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. Council, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray won't debate fans of Fenty write-in

Don't count on a debate between Democratic mayoral nominee Vincent C. Gray and the write-in campaign for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 14, 2010; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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Excerpts: Post reporter Bill Turque on Rhee resignation

Washington Post reporter Bill Turque, who covers the D.C. Public Schools system, was online earlier today to take reader questions after this morning's announcement that Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will step down by the end of the month. Excerpts from the discussion follow. Q: What does this mean for the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 13, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bill Turque, Education, Michelle A. Rhee  
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Fenty confirms Oberlin talks, downplays write-in campaign

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty confirmed that he is in talks with alma mater Oberlin College to teach political science there in the future. Asked why he would want to do so, Fenty laughed and asked, "Besides that it's the greatest school?"

By Washington Post Editors  | October 13, 2010; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Education, Kaya Henderson, Mayor Fenty, Michelle A. Rhee, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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Rhee's letter to parents on resignation

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee sent a letter about her resignation to parents by e-mail Wednesday. Here it is:

By Washington Post Editors  | October 13, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Education, Michelle A. Rhee, Nikita Stewart  
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Professor Fenty? Mayor in talks with Oberlin College

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, now on the market for a new job, may be teaching political science at Oberlin College, his alma mater, a spokesman for the Ohio college confirmed Wednesday. Oberlin President Marvin Krislov and Fenty "exchanged e-mails...and both expressed interest in the possibility of him teaching," spokesman Scott...

By Eli Reyes  | October 13, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michelle Rhee to announce resignation

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will announce Wednesday that she is resigning at the end of October, bringing an abrupt end to a tenure that drew national acclaim but also became a central issue in the recent mayoral primary race. She is scheduled to announce her departure at a...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 12, 2010; 8:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Education, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray  
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What grade would you give Rhee?

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's resignation will be announced at a news conference tomorrow morning. What grade would you give her tenure leading the city's schools? Vote in the poll below and explain your rating in the comments....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 12, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bill Turque,Education, Education, Michelle A. Rhee  
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Video: Gray discusses his plans with Post editorial writer

The Post's Jo-Ann Armao speaks with Vincent Gray, the presumptive mayor-elect of Washington, D.C., about what keeps him up at night and how he hopes to bring financial and education reform to the city....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 11, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Vincent C. Gray  
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