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SE Residents Push Back at Developers' Demolition Plans

Residents of the Barry Farm public housing units and Park Chester apartments in Southeast D.C. will converge on the zoning commission's Northwest headquarters Monday in a continued show of force against plans to demolish their homes.

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P.G. County Education Briefs: Substitute Teacher Academy

The Office of Talent Development will host a two-part Substitute Teacher Academy for the months of July and August.

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Judge Rules D.C. School Closures Not Racially Biased

A federal judge has ruled that the closure of 15 D.C. public schools wasn't racially discriminatory, a setback for black parents who say they face such obstacles when attempting to actively participate in their children's education.

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Frederick Tapped as Howard University's 17th President

A scholar, surgeon and researcher who enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago, has been named as the school's 17th president.

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Obama Talks Youth Initiative, D.C. Statehood During School Visit

President Obama made an appearance Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in D.C., where he expounded on his quest to improve the quality of life for young minority males.

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DCPS Appointee to Focus on Black Male Students

A former middle school teacher from Detroit who won numerous educational awards has been hired by the District's public schools chancellor as chief of innovation and research.

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Owens Elected Chair of P.G. County DCC

The Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee has elected District 27's LaRhonda Owens as its new chair.

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Donna Brazile Announces Launch of Democrat-Oriented Public Education Group

Political strategist Donna Brazile recently announced the formation of a new group which focuses on uniting Democrats who believe in the value of public education.

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AmeriHealth Pairs with Teen-Pregnancy Prevention Project

A leading Medicaid-managed healthcare organization will team with the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for the campaign's "Pipeline to Prevention" program.

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Black Unemployment Down, But Not Enough, Obama Administration Says

The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.



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