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Students who attend traditional D.C. Public Schools are still struggling academically, but they may have turned a corner, if recently released data can be believed.
In a story March 16 about an anti-smoking advertising campaign, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, erroneously reported what kind of medical procedure Washington state resident Shawn Wright underwent. The CDC said Monday that the hole in Wright's throat resulted from a laryngectomy _ the removal of his voice box _ not a tracheotomy.
In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products.
Former Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie E. Johnson, who followed her husband's ambitions into politics last year, will now follow in his footsteps to prison.
Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former Prince George's County council member Leslie E. Johnson to a year or more in jail, saying she was part of a corrupt culture including illicit fundraising for her council race.
After millions of dollars in infrastructure investment and years of sharply scrutinized teacher performance, D.C. officials say it's time for students to step up their game this school year.
Leslie E. Johnson resigned Tuesday from the Prince George's County Council, five days after she pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe.
D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has named his choices for two education positions.
Deputy Mayor for Education De'Shawn Wright said the ribbon-cutting on Thursday marked the first tangible step in those efforts and is especially significant because it serves a community in the city's eastern wards.
Mr. Wright said that the Truancy Taskforce will have a new report available by then.