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Dorothy Rowley

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Catania Helps Secure Additional $77M for D.C. Schools

D.C.'s public schools system is about to receive more than $77 million to assist thousands of needy and at-risk students, partly due to Council Member David Catania's Fair Funding Act legislation.

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Spelling Bee Champ Wanted to 'Get it Right'

Greer Marshall will always remember the "r-e-v-e-l-a-t-o-r-y" moment that's propelled her onto an international stage, making her $1,000 richer along the way.

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Gray Supporters Disappointed, But Vow to Keep Backing Mayor

Muriel Bowser may have prevailed in Tuesday's Democratic primary against incumbent D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, but die-hard Gray supporters say intend to support the mayor throughout the remaining nine months of his term — and beyond, if necessary.

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Bowser Trumps Gray in Democratic Primary

Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser scored a big upset in the District Tuesday night by defeating incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray in the Democratic mayoral primary.

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Kim, Kanye Catch Flak for Vogue Cover

Hollywood's most polarizing power couple has everyone talking again with their upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine — and true to form, there's both backers and detractors.

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Resources Focus of New DCPS Budget

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will use nearly half of $116 million earmarked for school investment projects, to focus on improving middle schools, raise achievement levels at 40 of the lowest-performing schools and increase student satisfaction.

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Howard U. to Host 'Jumpstart' Project for Preschoolers

Howard University is teaming up with a national educational organization to host the 12th annual "Jumpstart for a Day," an event that seeks to help level the playing field for young children from underprivileged households.

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Holder Announces Findings Regarding Discipline of Black Students

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday during a visit to J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Northeast that new information shows early childhood is when many black students are most likely to engage in behavior that leads to suspension.

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GWUL Gala Showcases Civic Leadership

In a departure from the rules of appropriate attire, hundreds of guests at the Greater Washington Urban League's (GWUL) 42nd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on Wednesday took the liberty to mix the ordinary with extravagant.

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Eloise Greenfield's Lifelong Love of Words Inspires Young African-American Readers

When it comes to writing, Eloise Greenfield likes to take that slow magical ride into the world of imagination and creativity.

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Catania Bills Highlight Needs of Special-Education Students

D.C. Council member David Catania introduced three different bills Tuesday aimed at overhauling special education in both District public and charter schools.

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Pepco's Edison Place Gallery Celebrates Girl Scouts Week

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Northwest is hosting an exhibit in honor of the Girl Scouts, as the organization holds its annual weeklong national celebration.

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Michelle Obama Joins Stretch Run for Health Care Push

First lady Michelle Obama joined Tuesday the push to get the uninsured signed up for health care coverage as the open enrollment period draws to a close, appealing to women for help in getting their families to enroll.

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Dalai Lama Shares Message of Compassion, Unity

The Dalai Lama told a packed National Cathedral on Friday that compassion is the true path to divinity — a path he said isn't always easy for human beings to take.

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Cluster Bees Propel 36 to Championship

More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.

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Ward 8 Clinic Offers Affordable Services

With the addition of the District's latest Community of Hope facility conveniently located in their backyards, health care for many of the area's disadvantaged residents will be both more accessible and affordable.

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Michelle Obama Visits D.C. Charter School Ahead of China Trip

To prepare for her first trip later this month to China, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., where she sought advice from a group of 6th-graders who traveled there last year.

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D.C. School Boundary Changes Long Overdue, Officials Say

It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend that redrawing boundaries and feeder patterns are necessary and long overdue.

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D.C. Schools Chief Henderson to Deliver Budget Address

D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.

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Trayvon Martin Vigils Mark 2nd Anniversary of Teen's Death

Vigils and rallies in memory of Trayvon Martin are being held in cities and communities nationwide on Wednesday, which marks two years since the teen was slain.

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D.C. Schools Offer Money to Boost Student Satisfaction

D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a new student-satisfaction award.

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'12 Years a Slave' To Be Part of High School Studies

The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.

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UDC Honors Several at Founder's Day Convocation

A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.

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Billie Holiday Musical Gives D.C. Students Glimpse Into Life of 'Lady Day'

In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version of the popular musical drama, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," starring Thomasina Petrus.

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When Marriage Fails and Love Prevails

Denard and I have been divorced since 1997. Yet, we've always remained close — and from time to time, I think, very much in love.

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Howard U. Tops HBCU List of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University is tops among historically Black colleges and universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps, the organization announced recently.

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Depositions for D.C. School Closures Begin Friday

Parents and education advocates agitated by a rash of school closings by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson are invited to submit questions to be used in depositions regarding the closures.

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D.C.-Area Students 'Dream' Big with Steve Harvey, Disney Academy

Three students from the D.C. region are among 100 teens selected from a pool of 10,000 applicants for this year's Disney Dreamers Academy, which is hosted in conjunction with TV and radio show host Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.

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'Bachpacking' Attunes Students to Classical Music

Simone Dinnerstein has been playing the piano practically all her life. But it hasn't always been as easy as the native New Yorker made it seem during a recent visit to W. B. Patterson Elementary School in Southeast, where she talked about difficulty with a certain keyboard skill.

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Prudential Honors Youth Volunteers

Two D.C. students have been honored along with 100 other civic-minded youth from each state as recipients of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

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D.C. Courthouse Doubles Down for Valentine's Day

More than two dozen blushing couples will take a break from winter's chill Friday to follow cupid's romantic arrow straight to D.C. Superior Court to tie the knot.

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D.C.-Area Students Among White House's HBCU 'All-Stars'

Four D.C. college students are among the first class of honorees selected as part of the White House's initiative on historically Black colleges and universities.

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Study: Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Attack

As the nation recognizes February as American Heart Month, people are encouraged to make wise decisions that lower heart health risks, including cutting back on sugar- and syrup-heavy foods and beverages.

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D.C. Tuition Assistance Program in Jeopardy

The D.C. Council's nod toward a scholarship program crafted and introduced by at-large member David Catania could mean the end of the long-running, federally funded DC Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.

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Blacks Encouraged to Get Tested for HIV/AIDS

As the nation marks the 14th annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, health officials say African-Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by the disease.

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MLK's Children Squabble Over Bible, Nobel Prize

The estate of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a complaint in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta to force his daughter, Bernice, to turn over his traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Karen Nichols Named AmeriHealth Caritas' Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Karen Nichols, the newest member of the organization's executive team, will be responsible for the oversight of all AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans' clinical functions which include medical management and clinical quality.

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Obama Appeals to Public, Private Companies to Reduce Unemployment

President Barack Obama is appealing to employers nationwide to help put thousands of jobless people back to work.

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U.S. Postal Service Honors Shirley Chisholm at Stamp Ceremony

The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute Friday to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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D.C. Students Kick Off Black History Month, New Orleans Style

Students from Thurgood Marshall Public Charter Academy and Anacostia High School in Southeast will kick off Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a host of activities, including a parade featuring the popular New Orleans-inspired Dupont Brass band.

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Obama Calls for 'Year of Action' in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama called for 2014 to be a year of action, as he repeatedly assured Americans improved access to jobs, education and a flourishing economy during his fifth State of the Union address on Wednesday.

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D.C. Students Prepare for National Spelling Bee

Students in schools across the country have always liked competing against each other, whether for science projects, sporting events or talent shows. But when it looks like they're competing against a dictionary rather than among themselves, a spelling bee's most likely involved.

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D.C. Teacher Invited to Obama's State of the Union Address

Kathy Hollowell-Makle, the District of Columbia Public Schools 2013 Teacher of the Year, will be among the invited guests sitting with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Officials Mull Plans for Options Public Charter School

Nearly 400 students currently enrolled Options Public Charter School in Northeast could be reassigned to D.C. public schools if the school's charter is dissolved amid charges of financial mismanagement and inside dealing, according to testimony given this week at a D.C. Council education committee hearing.

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Black Journalists' Organization Inducts New Hall of Famers

Eight highly accomplished African-American journalists have joined the National Association of Black Journalists' roster of legendary newsmakers.

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Despite Benghazi, Hillary Clinton Pegged as Democratic Front-Runner in 2016

As Democratic supporters mull the possibility of another Clinton in the White House, and others question her achievements as secretary of state, conservative news outlets say the media's post-Benghazi image rehabilitation of Hillary Rodham Clinton is already underway.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Sworn Into Second Term

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn in Tuesday morning for a second term amid ongoing investigations into the George Washington Bridge scandal and Superstorm Sandy aid.

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Lockheed Martin's Stephanie Hill wins Black Engineering Award

Stephanie C. Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been chosen Black engineer of the year by the Baltimore-based Be Everything You Are organization.

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D.C. Schools Officials Launch Website for Enrollment Lottery

Administrators from D.C. charter schools and the city's office of the deputy mayor for education have launched a website to make the enrollment process easier for students.

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Michelle Obama Turns 50, Embraces Milestone

First lady Michelle Obama turned 50 Friday and said she's never felt more confident or clear about who she is as a woman.