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Little movement in test scores:
A report shows that DC 3rd graders' test scores have not significantly improved
since reforms began in 2007. Charter schools also didn't show significant improvement over their traditional counterparts. (Examiner)
Developer sues over empty IZ units:
2 Inclusionary Zoning units, the first condo units created under the program, still aren't filled, so the developer is suing the city
to get the right to sell them outside the program. (City Paper)
Recriminations over red tops:
Why did the red top meter program fail? There's a lot of finger-pointing
, but few answers. Michael Brown tried to change his vote from no to yes and pass it, but couldn't for procedural reasons. (Examiner)
Free parking fight, 1955 on the Ellipse:
A letter in the Post from 1955
laments how the White House was turning the Ellipse into employee parking, where visitors to the Mall formerly were able to park. (Ghosts of DC)
From Russia with civic ambivalence:
As planners envision a Moscow with wide sidewalks, trams, and neighborhood squares, they also question whether the people of Moscow can cultivate a sense of community
to make such changes successful. (Post)
Not so sudden developments:
After a 22-year delay, a new residential building is going up on a vacant plot along Connecticut Avenue, but that hadn't stopped some neighbors from complaining
about the suddenness of the by-right project. (Post)
Work done on Wisconsin:
DDOT has declared that the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project in Glover Park is "substantially complete"
. The project widened sidewalks, added a median, and reduced the number of traffic lanes. (Patch)
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