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Kaya Henderson, the chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, on Wednesday announced that she would leave her position this fall after occupying it for more than five years. Although DCPS students still face a number of challenges, including significant achievement gaps, some education advocates say the system has majorly improved during Henderson’s tenure.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- Joint Base Andrews in Maryland is on lockdown following reports of an active shooter. [NBC4, Twitter]
- A man was fatally shot on the 800 block of Bladensburg Road NE last night. [NBC4, WUSA9, Post]
- District leaders held a roundtable on gun violence at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library. [FOX5, WTOP]
- That library will temporarily move to a downtown office building during its renovations. [WBJ, DCist]
- Will Donald Trump sue the District over the assessed tax value for his forthcoming hotel? [Politico]
- A Metro employee recently told a pregnant woman that she couldn’t use a station bathroom. [NBC4]
- Residents perturbed by noise from airports out of Reagan National Airport could get relief. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Breaking Up: The Lamont Street Collective, a group of District activists and artists, is being evicted.
- District of Health: The D.C. government identifies mental health as the top health priority for 2020.
- Phase Out: Iconic Barracks Row lesbian bar Phase 1 has been put on the market for sale or lease.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DCPS chancellor Kaya Henderson will leave position by the fall. [WCP, WAMU, Post, Times]
- “New Columbia” wins statehood commission’s support. [WAMU, Post]
- Bill would make it easier to tax vacant properties. [GGW]
- District looks to set up temporary downtown library during MLK renovations. [DCist]
- Muriel Bowser administration pitches 2020 health goals. [WCP]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- In which you’ll be able to hitch a ride in the Ghostbuster‘s Ecto-1. [Borderstan]
- Here’s what you can expect at the Air and Space Museum’s all-night party. [Washingtonian]
- After 41 years, the Lamont Street Collective is being evicted. [WCP]
- Coming to Franklin Square this Friday: Origami, games courtesy the Japanese Embassy. [Borderstan]