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Topic - Mary Dimmick Harrison
In a rare and blunt criticism of education in the nation's capital, President Obama on Monday called D.C. Public Schools a "struggling" system that doesn't measure up to the needs of first daughters Sasha and Malia.
The fate of D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee dominated last week's post-mayoral primary debate, but her position isn't the only issue facing city and school officials as voters head back to the polls in November.
Mary Lord, a Ward 2 member of the D.C. State Board of Education, said the chairman's bill is a "strong first step toward strengthening the District's already strong residency verification requirements."
The law could be bolstered by quarterly reports on students' residency status, increased signs on the requirements at schools and an examination of best practices in other states, she said.