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Topic - Committee Of The Whole
The full D.C. Council will get its first chance to debate a bill that would provide city students with up to $60,000 to attend college.
What, precisely, is D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray doing to combat school truancy?
Thanks to my colleague Tom Howell Jr. and News Channel 8's Bruce DePuyt, D.C. stakeholders have a pretty good idea of the priorities new D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson plans to focus on following summer recess.
In the days leading up to Kwame R. Brown's resignation and guilty pleas in a most embarrassing set of criminal circumstances, the former D.C. Council chairman loosened his grip on economic development and housing, turned over jobs and workforce development to a newcomer and added the city's real estate portfolio to Adrian M. Fenty supporter Muriel Bowser.
Council member Mary M. Cheh has directed her staff to work up legislation that would ban — or at least significantly curtail — the use of money orders to finance campaigns in the District.
A D.C. Council member says the city's public school system violated the law by failing to submit an annual report on truancy, an urgent problem among city youth that has led to stricter monitoring and awareness campaigns across the District.
A D.C. Council committee approved legislation Tuesday to increase the monitoring of troubled youths, fast-tracking the measure on the same day that five young men went on trial for a mass shooting in Southeast that prompted the bill.
A D.C. Council committee is vetting a bill Thursday that ensures third-graders are ready for fourth grade, a reflection of efforts across the country to gauge academic progress in the early years of children's education.
Odds are slim that the District's first-in-the-nation bid to launch online gambling through the D.C. Lottery will go forward without further review, D.C. Council members say.
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson broadly supports a bill that would entice high-performing teachers to the schools that need them the most, citing human capital as the "cornerstone" of her reform efforts.
The National Education Association has responded to a D.C. proposal to give city teachers a bonus to transfer to underachieving schools by saying money is not what motivates great educators.
The D.C. Council introduced a bill Tuesday that cuts in half the amount of time U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has to pick up illegal immigrants placed on a civil detainer.
When Gina Arlotto's children meet classmates at D.C. public schools, they sometimes get invited to pool parties at their new friends' homes out in Maryland.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown wants to find out why students from Maryland and Virginia are attending the District's public schools illegally, forcing city taxpayers to subsidize their education and potentially robbing students of a "quality seat" in their own schools.