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As D.C. schools chief Kaya Henderson departs this week, puff pieces from the Post and elsewhere describe a rosy legacy of improved test scores. But that’s not true for the District’s most troubled schools and the at-risk students she pledged five years ago to help. This week’s City Paper cover story looks at how she failed DCPS’s most vulnerable charges.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
The family of that motorcyclist, Terrence Sterling, is set to speak publicly today. [AP]
What the D.C. police department is doing to recruit more officers. [Post]
D.C. Health Link rates for individual plans are going up under changes next year. [WBJ]
A West Virginia resident allegedly shot a deer near Palisades and faces charges. [FOX5]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Blunder Boys: They’re great political consultants, so why do their candidates keep losing?
Make or Break: D.C.’s highest fiscal authority appears ready to pull a $46 million tax break if the luxury hotel in Adams Morgan doesn’t comply with a hiring agreement.
Yak It to Me: Breaking down New Orleans’ best-kept secret.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? email@example.com)
D.C. Corrections chief Tom Faust is retiring. [City Paper]
Businesses talk family leave. [Times]
More on proposed end to diaper, tampon tax. [Times]
Gay cop’s lawsuit runs into court trouble. [Blade]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Washington Ballet’s new artistic director talks about the transition from dancing to directing. [Post]
Submit your concert photos to display at the D.C. Public Library. [DC Music Download]
Flyer By Night: Our new monthly feature that highlights the art of gig posters by local artists. [WCP]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? email@example.com)
Chronicling D.C.’s drinking history. [Thrillist]
Fast food has gone bonkers to keep customers. [Post]
Union Drinkery is now open in Park View. [Borderstan]
Where to find Rosh Hashana food in D.C. [Eater]
Over the top, wallet-busting dishes. [Zagat]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Developer JBG has decided to sell the Wardman Park property in Woodley Park. [WBJ]
How to revitalize D.C.’s downtown parks, like Franklin Square. [Greater Greater Washington]
D.C. commits almost $7 million to affordable housing projects in Southeast. [Housing Complex]
What two Chinese restaurants on 14th Street NW say about D.C.’s changes. [Post]
The median sale price for a home in D.C. was up more than 10 percent last month as compared to last year. [WTOP]