D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray yesterday said he has been investigating claims of remarkable student achievement that appear in the resume of acting schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee from her tenure at a Baltimore elementary school in the 1990s.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's choice to reform public schools has been unable to provide proof of the remarkable student improvement she achieved during her brief teaching stint in Baltimore.
D.C. Council members yesterday were dismayed to learn that a city official awarded a contract to begin implementing the mayor's public schools-takeover legislation before the council approved the bill.
It wasn't exactly an episode of "Oz," but D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty yesterday still got a firsthand account of what an incarcerated life in the District is like.
The past quarter century has seen a revolution in quality and quantity of dining experiences in the Greater Washington area, a fact that 1,600 silver- and boa-clad attendees were more than ready to cheer. There were so many cheers, in fact, that as the evening progressed, it was nearly impossible to hear what award presenters — local notables handing winners their crystal obelisk trophies — were saying under the spotlights.
When D.C. Council member Jack Evans gathered supporters earlier this year to raise money for his constituent-services fund, he spoke of how donations helped people struggling to pay their rent and helped send local children to camps.
School activists and civic leaders are questioning whether D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty"s choice to head the city"s public schools has the necessary experience to reform the troubled system.