Absenteeism high in D.C. Head Start programs

More than 25 percent of the students enrolled in Head Start programs in D.C. Public Schools were chronically absent last school year, missing at least 10 percent or the equivalent of a month or more, according to two reports the Urban Institute plans to release Tuesday.Read full article >>

Tim Clark, young political star, is mourned by D.C. leaders

The shock that Tim Clark was dead at 26, felt throughout a packed Bible Way Church Monday morning, was compounded in many minds by the bewilderment.Tim Clark was only 26?Clark had just started a new job, in the economic development office of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, whose electoral victory he’d helped orchestrate as her campaign field director. He’d twice been elected an advisory neighborhood commissioner and had been active in the Edgewood Civic Association. He had helped bring another young politician to prominence, D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie, then rebuilt his career with Bowser after an unusual public dismissal as McDuffie’s most trusted aide.Read full article >>