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“Every time one of these scandals erupts, there are no checks and balances where the school board can check the CEO.”

Union leaders for teachers working in the Prince George’s County Public Schools system launch a job action this morning, demanding that county administrators make more transparent their process for administering raises and disciplining teachers. Organizers of the two-week protest are encouraging teachers to only perform the work they’re contractually obligated to do—that is, no working overtime, and no volunteering on campus. The effort comes after WUSA9 broke news last week that the CEO of PG County Schools, Kevin Maxwell, approved 10 to 12 percent wage hikes for some human resources officers, while teachers were denied a four percent salary increase last month.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Ward 8’s Trayon White apologizes after claiming that a prominent Jewish family can control the weather. [WCP]

  • Tomorrow is the first day of spring, but it sure isn’t going to feel like it. [WTOP]

  • New rules at the Department of Agriculture restricting the number of days that workers can telecommute could spike traffic congestion in the D.C. area. [Post]

  • T-10 days until Target rolls out same-day delivery in D.C. and Baltimore. [WTOP]

  • Johns Hopkins University looks to develop its own police department. [Post]

  • Any question you’ve ever had about cherry blossoms in D.C., answered. [Washingtonian]

  • Southeast D.C.’s Earth Conservation Commission is on alert for the birth of a second eaglet. Watch live here (and petition the org to give the eagle a real name, please). [WTOP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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  • Vince Gray attorney discloses exculpatory memo from Peggy Cooper Cafritz. [FOX5]

  • Candidate for Ward 1 D.C. Council seat: The recent “Fair Elections Act” is a dud. [Post]

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser promises $178 million in annual District funding for Metro. [WBJ]

  • Bowser and other community leaders rally for affordable housing and equity. [WUSA9]

  • Ward 3’s Mary Cheh talks water bills and public schools on The Politics Hour. [Kojo]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Listen to IDK and Denzel Curry team up on a new track. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • Round House Theatre is getting a $14 million renovation. [Post]

  • Watch a new music video for Rico Nasty. [DC Mumbo Sauce]

  • How Southeast D.C.-born drummer Jabari Exum helped on the set of Black Panther. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Everything you need to know about Kaliwa opening this week at The Wharf. [WCP]

  • A deranged bar patron inspires a shot best served in pairs. [WCP]

  • A plea to quit it with the cherry blossom food and drink specials. [Washingtonian]

  • D.C. bid farewell to Las Canteras yesterday. [Eater]

  • It maybe become impossible for you to get your morning Au Bon Pain fix. [WBJ]

  • Bookmark this happy hour guide if you know what’s good for you. [Post]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • An important update in the ongoing chronicle of roosters in D.C. [PoPville]

  • Huzzah! The gardens at Dumbarton Oaks reopen after a nearly eight-month hiatus. [Curbed]

  • More Amazon speculation: Could the retail giant pick White Flint for HQ2? [WAMU]

  • Developers will likely flood a D.C. Council hearing on Tuesday in the hope of helping shape the city’s comprehensive plan. [WBJ]

HAPPENING TODAY:

  • ANC 2D meets tonight at 7:00 p.m. 2200 California St. NW.

  • ANC 6D meets tonight, also at 7:00 p.m. 1000 5th St. SE.

  • ANC 3C meets at 7:30 p.m. 3320 Idaho Ave. NW.

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