Education

UMPD investigates white nationalist fliers as hate bias

Mar 16th, 2017 | By
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (ABC7) — University of Maryland Police are looking for the person behind offensive fliers spotted on-campus.  “You see things like that and it kind of brings you back to a time when you know minorities weren’t appreciated and weren’t even on this campus,” said Adria Obonyo. According to the university’s student newspaper, The
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The Answers Issue 2017 by The Washington City Paper (this is pretty awesome)

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

We always look forward to this week. Our readers send us scrambling in search of answers to the vagaries and mysteries of the District, the kinds of queries whose explanations can’t simply be searched on the web. Sure, we always get a few duds, like the guy who asks more than once if he can
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D.C. Teachers Protest For More Money

Mar 9th, 2017 | By
Edward C. Jones

Dozens of city teachers took to the streets to protest after the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) members voted unanimously to reject the latest D.C. Public Schools compensation package. In her opening statements on Friday, March 3 at Freedom Plaza in Northwest, WTU President Elizabeth Davis said the offer fell short of the salary increases that
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DC-area school district to close for ‘A Day Without a Woman’

Mar 7th, 2017 | By

All schools in the Alexandria, Va. city school district near Washington, D.C. will be closed on Wednesday for “A Day Without a Woman” due to limited staff. The protest, organized by the group behind the Women’s March in Washington, is scheduled for March 8, International Women’s Day. The school system announced Monday that more than 300
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Michelle Obama surprises D.C. students, talks struggles and life goals for two hours

Mar 6th, 2017 | By
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When former first lady Michelle Obama walked into a D.C. high school classroom, the stunned students erupted in tears. One student even darted out of the classroom to regain her composure before she could sit next to her. Obama, who still lives in Washington, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Ballou STAY High School to
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