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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Fourth Amendment says Obama is not at liberty to collect metadata
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Office Of The State
At least a dozen high-level and veteran employees of the troubled D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services have resigned or been forced out of their jobs in recent months, The Washington Times has learned.
The District is suing a Maryland woman and a city resident who works at a D.C. public charter school for $31,294 on claims they conspired to let an out-of-District student attend McKinley Technology High School in the city without paying tuition, the D.C. Office of the Attorney General said Thursday.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray unveiled an early childhood education center east of the Anacostia River on Thursday that serves as the keystone of his aggressive effort to stimulate the minds of children in their first years, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.
Standardized test scores from three D.C. classrooms were invalidated because teachers helped students choose the right answers or flouted security protocols in April 2011.
Despite receiving more than $885 million in federal economic stimulus funds since 2009, the D.C. government — whose residents face one of the nation's highest unemployment rates — cannot say how many jobs it actually created for those who live in the District of Columbia.
The D.C. government is placing 90 of its employees on leave for their roles in a pattern of pilfering from the city's unemployment-insurance that totaled $840,000.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's administration is preparing to be the county's role model for early-childhood education through programs for children as young as 6 months.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown begins a round of school-oversight hearings Thursday, and this one focuses on the longstanding issue of residency.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown on Tuesday shuffled the leadership of key council committees, leaving one member "baffled" and raising questions about political payback.
The District has invalidated 2010 standardized test scores from three D.C. public school classrooms, citing clear evidence of violations or a "strong suspicion" of them, the city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education said Wednesday.
The District needs to tighten its rules on school residency as nonresidents bilk the system and the system milks taxpayers.
D.C. residents have told officials that for years they have seen cars with Maryland license plates pull up to their schools and drop off students.
The appeal for parents living in the District of Columbia to move to the suburbs often is intense: Better schools and safer neighborhoods are among top draws.
Proposed guidelines for a sex-education curriculum to be used in D.C. Public Schools recommend that middle-school students learn to define sexual orientation and be taught about homosexuality.
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.