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Initially reported PARCC results from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education suggested that low-income students’ scores improved by 9.2 percent in English and 6.2 percent in math. After discovering a coding error that labeled every student at Alice Deal Middle School as economically disadvantaged when, in fact, few are, OSSE adjusted the numbers: Scores had improved but by a significantly smaller margin. These errors, while seemingly unintentional, have irritated State Board of Education members who worry that OSSE is more concerned about its own numbers than about the academic achievement of students.


  • Nats lose to Cubs 9-8, get eliminated from postseason in error-filled game. [Post, WJLA]

  • Exelon funding of late night Metro service raises ethical questions. [WTOP]

  • D.C. plans to plant roughly 100 trees a day over the next six months. [WAMU]

  • AU president Sylvia Mathews Burwell reflects after three months on the job. [Washingtonian]

  • Metro debates how to woo back its riders. [GGW]

  • Business owners, community members share their first opinions of The Wharf. [WBJ]

  • Moving a 47-ton historical lock keeper’s house on the Mall is difficult. [Post]

  • Police investigate robbery of woman that took place in front of a child. [WTOP]

  • Silver Spring man fatally shot near Capitol Heights Metro station early Thursday. [Post]


LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Jeffrey Anderson (tips? jeff.anderson@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • During D.C.’s baby boom, several D.C. Council members are new parents, too. [WAMU]

  • A map of where gunfire occurs. [DCist]

  • New Georgetown study suggests economic growth leaves behind D.C.’s black residents who don’t have college degrees. [Post]

  • Yet the problem isn’t racial segregation, it’s economic segregation. [D.C. Policy Center]

  • Artificial turf fields still test poorly for hardness. [DCist]

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

  • Washington Stage Guild’s Widowers’ Houses seems eerily similar to D.C.’s current housing issues. [WCP]

  • In museum news: The Freer Gallery reopens, the Bible Museum nears its opening, and the Newseum is still in turmoil. [Post]

  • Local actor Tom Storytalks about playing the Man Upstairs in Signature Theatre’s An Act of God. [DC Theatre Scene]

  • Here’s the music you can expect to hear at new Wharf venues The Anthem, Union Stage, and Pearl Street Warehouse. [DC Music Download]

  • 30 years later, those who were there remember “Go Go Live.” [Post]

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

  • Food editor Laura Hayes is on vacation. Young & Hungry links will resume on Oct. 17.

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

  • Staff writer Andrew Giambrone is on vacation. Housing Complex links will resume on Oct. 24.

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