State Superintendent Proposes Dramatic Changes to DCPS Graduation Requirements

young man with tin can telephone

The District of Columbia is considering alternate ways of awarding credit for courses taken toward high school graduation. The proposed rules would radically change the way students would be educated in the city’s high schools. . . . → Read More: State Superintendent Proposes Dramatic Changes to DCPS Graduation Requirements

Placing DC’s Crime Wave in Context

lanier

This past summer, much media attention was given to what has been called a “surge” of violent crime in DC. Resident reactions to the violent crime have been particularly severe on Capitol Hill. . . . → Read More: Placing DC’s Crime Wave in Context

Change Is Coming: 10th Annual MLK Peace Walk & Parade

MLK Peace Parade

Washington, DC – In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, community leaders and residents of the Nation’s Capital will participate in the 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Peace Walk and Parade on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Southeast. The parade is a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin […] . . . → Read More: Change Is Coming: 10th Annual MLK Peace Walk & Parade

18 Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhoods Identified

A map of D.C.'s gentrifying neighborhoods, as defined by four researchers in a report recently submitted to the D.C. Tax Revision Commission.

Cross-Post from the Washington Business Journal by Michael Neibauer From Chillum to Petworth to Congress Heights, new research reveals 18 D.C. neighborhoods whose median property value and federal adjusted gross income fell below the citywide average in 2001, and rose most significantly over the next decade. In other words, they are gentrifying, or “transitioning” as termed by […] . . . → Read More: 18 Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhoods Identified

$417 Million Surplus Could End Homelessness for Families Living In DC General

State of the District's Poverty

In it’s Fiscal Year 2014 Report, the Fair Budget Coalition has laid out a plan that would not only end homelessness for the nearly 300 families currently living in DC General but also people living with AIDS and Seniors. The following video explains why DC’s City Council is unlikely to use any of the city’s […] . . . → Read More: $417 Million Surplus Could End Homelessness for Families Living In DC General