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$930K grants approved for Richmond, regional projects
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:09:00 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board has approved two grants totaling $930,000 for projects in Richmond and the Tri-Cities region.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports $500,000 will toward translating Virginia Commonwealth University research into a faster and cheaper drug manufacturing method at a former chemical plant in ...


D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigns
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:04:09 -0500

D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned Tuesday amid a scandal over receiving preferential treatment in the transfer of his daughter to a school outside her district in violation of a policy he had written himself.

His resignation, after only one year on the job, roils the leadership of D.C. Public ...


Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:26:21 -0500

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A passenger in a vehicle that was fired upon outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas.

Passenger Javonte Alhajie Brown told The Washington Post Friday that the 17-year-old driver was ...


Federal authorities charge 2 in Virginia bank robberies
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:36:53 -0500

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have charged two Vermont women in the December robberies of two Virginia banks.

Court records indicated that warrants were issued late last week for Amber R. Fusco and and Jennifer L. Bessette, who are accused of bank robbery and gun crimes.

An FBI affidavit ...


D.C. school cheating scandals worsening
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:58:06 -0500

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

There is a funky smell coming from D.C. Public Schools.

During the 2012-13 school year, a D.C. varsity football coach was fired amid allegations that a player lived in Maryland.

During the 2017-18 school year, D.C. officials learned that school employees cheated by granting diplomas to students who did ...


Madieu Williams pushes tackle football ban for kids to combat concussions
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:19:48 -0500

Madieu Williams suffered a concussion the first day he played organized tackle football. Twenty years later, he realized it.

At the first practice of his freshman year of high school, he absorbed a hit and began feeling a sharp headache. His coaches brought him off the field to let him ...


D.C. hopes new firehouse part of area’s revitalization
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:00:15 -0500

The D.C. Fire and EMS Department at long last has added a new firehouse in upper Northwest, fulfilling 40 years of promises.

Engine Company 22 opened its doors Friday at The Parks at Walter Reed in the Brightwood neighborhood, becoming the third new firehouse to open under Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Luwanda Jenkins, Baltimore Democrat, to run with Richard Madaleno in Md. governor’s race
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:56 -0500

Maryland state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. has chosen Luwanda Jenkins to be his running mate in his race for governor.

Mr. Madaleno, Montgomery Democrat, said Sunday in an email that he will make a formal announcement on Monday.

Ms. Jenkins "has over 25 years of effective progressive leadership experience. ...


D.C. schools dropping out of anti-bullying program
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:05:07 -0500

Traditional public and charter schools in the District are dropping out of an anti-bullying program, citing time-consuming surveys and high staff turnover.

The D.C. Youth Bullying Prevention Program began surveying 26 public and charter schools and awarding grants for anti-bullying policies in 2015.

However, only 18 of those schools have ...


High-ranking D.C. education official resigns in new favoritism scandal
WashingtonTimes.com / Sat, 17 Feb 2018 10:40:46 -0500

The District's Deputy Mayor of Education resigned Friday after it was revealed she helped the D.C. Chancellor of Education sidestep his own rules when seeking special treatment to transfer his daughter to a new school.

According to city officials, Chancellor Antwan Wilson asked Deputy Mayor Jennifer Niles to transfer his ...


Baltimore County school locked down, student arrested for gun possession: Reports
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:11:34 -0500

A student is in custody after a brief school lockdown when Baltimore County police responded Thursday to a tip regarding an armed person on the campus of Loch Raven High School in Towson.

WBAL Radio reported police say the 14-year-old suspect was initially confronted by the school's student-resource ...


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