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Sophie Kaplan

Sophie Kaplan

Sophie Kaplan is a metro reporter for The Washington Times covering D.C. government as well as Maryland and Virginia government. She previously reported for PolitiFact, MediaFile, USA Today and The Hanover Evening Sun. Contact her at [email protected].

Articles by Sophie Kaplan

Fourteen students graduated from the eighth grade at Friendship Public Charter School Online on Tuesday. The graduation ceremony was held at the Town Hall Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Southeast Washington. (Sophie Kaplan/The Washington Times)

D.C. virtual school conducts real graduation

Fourteen eighth-graders strolled across a stage Tuesday to receive very real certificates for graduating from their virtual school. The students celebrated each other -- and their parents and teachers -- in Tuesday's ceremony for the Friendship Public Charter School Online. Published June 11, 2019

District reviewing policies on medicinal marijuana

The D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser are focusing on how city agencies are applying policies on medical marijuana, which has been legal in the District since 2010. The scrutiny comes amid reports that some agencies prohibit employees from using medicinal marijuana, which runs counter to D.C. Department of Human Resources policy. Published June 10, 2019