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The hits just keep on coming for D.C. Public Schools. According to officials, an analysis of 100 records of Duke Ellington School of the Arts students showed that more than half may live outside D.C. but don’t pay out-of-state tuition. Once this was discovered, a lawyer in the office of the State Superintendent of Education asked those investigating the fraud to slow down their work because it’s an election year and the negative publicity could hurt incumbent mayor Muriel Bowser’s reelection.


  • John TylerE.S. on Capitol Hill wants to change its name due to Tyler’s ties to the Confederacy. [WUSA9]

  • First we had dockless bikeshare. Now come the dockless scooters. [WTOP]

  • Delays linger on the Metro’s Orange and Silver lines. Plan accordingly. [Post]

  • Kentucky senator Rand Paul: Stretch limos would be cheaper than the DC Streetcar. [Washingtonian]

  • Supreme Court ruling on public sector unions could adversely impact D.C., where union membership is rising. [WBJ]

  • Insurance can no longer be denied to landlords who accept Section 8 housing vouchers. [Informer]

  • Former NBA star Charles Barkley and D.C.-based ed-tech firm EverFi are changing the way students learn about African-American history. [WBJ]


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

  • Outgoing DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson will receive six months of severance. [Post]

  • His separation agreement with D.C. says his resignation is not an admission of guilt. [NBC Washington]

  • Could doubling the number of elected councilmembers produce a viable mayoral challenger? [NBC Washington]

  • About half of D.C. taxpayers will see their local taxes increase due to new law. [Post]

  • But most D.C. residents will see lower taxes overall as a result of the changes. [WAMU]

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

  • Prince George’s County native Kevin Durantand his Golden State Warriors teammates tour the NMAAHC with kids from the Seat Pleasant rec center where Durant’s basketball career started. [Post]

  • Michael Kahn’s final season as artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company includes Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, and A Comedy of Errors. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Jammin’ Java and Union Stage owner Daniel Brindley talks discusses being a venue owner and D.C.’s music scene. [DC Music Download]

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

  • America Eats Tavern will replaceOld Glory BBQ in Georgetown in early summer. [WCP]

  • Greek Deli owner Kostas Fostieris reflects on the restaurant business. [Eater]

  • Ladies, this Scotch is for you. [Post]

  • These 15 bars discount cocktails during happy hour. [DC Refined]

  • A shopping list for your next Trader Joe’s trip. [Thrillist]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After delays, construction begins on Southeast’s Skyland Town Center. [WBJ]

  • The project’s financing includes D.C. funds and an EB-5 cash-for-visas deal. [Bisnow]

  • 50 years after the 1968 riots, gentrification has transformed U Street NW. [Bisnow]

  • Report: Nearly a third of recent D.C. homebuyers bid on homes without physically seeing them. [Curbed DC]

  • LernerEnterprises buys warehouse property near Nats Park for $31 million. [Bisnow]

  • Former Egyptian commerce bureau on Massachusetts Ave. NW lists for $4.25 million. [UrbanTurf]

  • JBG Smith owns the land that Elon Musk wants to use for the hyperloop. [WBJ]

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