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The District’s public and charter students saw modest gains in standardized English and math tests known as the PARCC in scores released yesterday. Still, only about one-quarter of all D.C. students were judged “ready for college and career.” Some schools even saw dramatic declines.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
D.C. police have arrested two men in connection with a McDonald’s shooting. [WTOP]
The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicle’s online ticket system crashed Tuesday. [NBC4]
Some commuters are mad about a speed camera in the middle of I-295 in D.C. [WJLA]
The District has had 50 days where temperatures were at 90 degrees or higher. [Post]
Visualizing the risk of crime near Verizon Center and Nationals Park. [District Ninja]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
Just Sickening: A D.C. couple is the latest to sue Fig & Olive for Salmonella poisoning.
Remix: Joe’s Record Paradise has reopened in Silver Spring following months of delay.
Wine Time: Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Brent Knoll is heading over to Proof.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Post ed board: DGS mess wouldn’t be concerning if contractors couldn’t contribute to campaigns. [Post]
More on Mary Cheh‘s planned DGS hearing. [Post]
Seized homes will become affordable housing. [WAMU]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
Joe’s Record Paradise has finally reopened in its new location. [WCP]
Listen to a new Big Hush song. [Bandcamp]
Check out Maryland MC Innanet James’ new mixtape, Quebec Place. [DC Music Download]
Listen to a new (and possibly last) song from Boon. [Bandwidth]
Suggestions for D.C. “celebrities” who should be on Dancing With The Stars. [DCist]
YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fall’s most important restaurant openings. [Eater]
48 hours of dining in D.C. [Zagat]
Bad Saint line hacks. [Washingtonian]
Why Matchbox has tweaked its name. [WBJ]
Where to find fancy takes on chips and dip. [DC Refined]
HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? email@example.com)
What can be done about the rising cost of living in major American cities? [New Yorker]
Unoriginal architecture: A hallmark of Washington, D.C.? [Greater Greater Washington]
The median sale price of a home in Logan Circle is getting near $700,000. [UrbanTurf]
The District will put out a solicitation for the Northwest One site next month. [UrbanTurf]