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On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus

In the Jan. 7 editorial cautioning the District against changing leadership in the D.C. Public Schools, The Post commented that "progress" is being made regarding special education transportation services for public schoolchildren. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. It...

By Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington  | January 13, 2011; 7:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, child services, education, schools, transportation  
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No foul play in Ward 5 development project

The Dec. 13 editorial "The tangled tales of Harry Thomas" continued The Post editorial board's unrelenting and inappropriate venture into investigative journalism. The insinuation of a quid pro quo between Rhode Island Avenue Metro LLC's January 2008 donation to Team...

By Harry Thomas Jr., Washington  | December 15, 2010; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, Metro, development, economy, media, real estate, taxes  
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A tale of two speeches

Yesterday, Mayor-elect Vince Gray delivered a speech in which he laid out the District's bleak financial future. A 2011 budget gap of approximately $188 million and a projected 2012 gap of $345 million means that city officials have to...

By Martin Austermuhle  | November 23, 2010; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray  
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The end of school reform in the District

By Terrance Lynch Washington While I appreciated the hopeful, “keep it moving forward” tone of the Sept. 19 Local Opinions pieces, “A chance to learn from Rhee’s mistakes” and “D.C. school reform marches on,” which claimed that school reform will...

By washingtonpost.com editors  | October 4, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray, education  
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Vince Gray, Superman?

Plenty of people will watch the long-awaited "Waiting for 'Superman'" this weekend (read our review), and my guess is that plenty will walk out with a hefty respect for Michelle Rhee. She is, after all, something of a Superwoman...

By Martin Austermuhle  | October 1, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray, education  
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The economy gives D.C. a one-two punch

This week, the District got two pieces of news that don't work well together. On the one hand, preliminary Census numbers show that the recession has been particularly hard on the District's poorest residents. Between 2007 and 2009, the...

By Martin Austermuhle  | October 1, 2010; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Taxing our way to cleaner waters?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2010
Michelle Rhee’s reforms have helped heal D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2010
Bridging D.C.'s election divide, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
From education reform to education revolution, washingtonpost.com editors , September 26, 2010
How Gray can make history, washingtonpost.com editors , September 26, 2010
Who's stoking racial fires?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
Schools Chancellor ... Fenty?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
Offending for the greater good, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
Where we'll be in 2014, washingtonpost.com editors , September 18, 2010
What Fenty needed to hear, washingtonpost.com editors , September 17, 2010
What I meant by 'devastating', washingtonpost.com editors , September 17, 2010
An absent absentee ballot, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
Campaign behavior that should be retired, washingtonpost.com editors , September 15, 2010
The case for keeping Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2010
Fenty vs. Gray: My urbanist choice, Dan Malouff , September 13, 2010
Fenty defends his 'tough decisions', Martin Austermuhl , September 13, 2010
Mr. Fenty and the Banneker contract: Setting the record straight, washingtonpost.com editors , September 10, 2010
Gray isn't wrong on parking complaints, David Alpert , September 10, 2010
The wrong place for Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , September 7, 2010
A narrow assessment of my role on the D.C. Council, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
My endorsement: Fenty the promise-keeper, washingtonpost.com editors , September 2, 2010
Austermuhle to live-blog mayoral candidate debate, Washington Post editors , September 1, 2010
My endorsement: Better schools and services, washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2010
A columnist shoots and misses on guns , washingtonpost.com editors , August 6, 2010
Too soon to judge D.C. affordable housing law, David Alpert , July 27, 2010
Reason to question the shakeup at DYRS , washingtonpost.com editors , July 26, 2010
All my fears about Gray, summed up, Dan Malouff , July 16, 2010
A report card for Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , July 8, 2010
Fenty's message to the voters, washingtonpost.com editors , July 2, 2010
Excellence in D.C. schools, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth, washingtonpost.com editors , June 17, 2010
Good reason to investigate Michelle Rhee, washingtonpost.com editors , June 9, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, Dan Malouff , June 1, 2010
How We Can Hold the D.C. Council Accountable, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
 
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