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Nanny State of the Week: Public housing should go to the dogs

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

Part 111 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week Animal welfare organizations are raising the alarm at proposed rules announced by the District of Columbia Housing Authority that would govern pet ownership in public housing. For more than ten years DCHA has prohibited pet ownership wholesale in public housing projects. Critics have long argued that this […]

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New D.C. charter school data refutes myths on discipline, diversity

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

The charter sector’s improvements of serving more diverse student subgroups and reducing discipline rates could refute myths against the sector.

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Nanny State of the Week: D.C. nannycrats ‘sting’ Airbnb

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Nanny State of the Week, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 108 of 111 in the series Nanny State of the Week In many major metropolitan areas across the country, housing prices have skyrocketed and put the squeeze on low- and middle-income American families. A myriad of inefficient zoning policies have led to a lot of these problems, but bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., are pointing […]

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D.C. Public Schools have few barriers in dismissing ineffective teachers

By   /  December 13, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

Annual teacher evaluations give D.C. Public Schools leverage to dismiss ineffective teachers, which is not the case in many other major school districts.

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D.C. families explore school options to prepare for common lottery

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Education, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Emily Leayman

D.C.’s third annual EdFest allowed families to meet with hundreds of public schools before the common lottery application opened Monday.

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Workers sue after union bosses ignore vote ending forced dues payment

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  District of Columbia, Labor  /  No Comments

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Two security guards at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington, D.C., are suing after their union bosses ignored a vote that eliminated the forced dues clause from the workplace bargaining agreement.

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