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In this week’s City Paper, you’ll find:

  • It’s the EDUCATION ISSUE! Arthur Delaney has the main story, on the efforts of local parents to start their own charter schools. To paraphrase Hillary Clinton: if you do this, you better be in it to win it.
  • Huan Hsu discusses the state of the D.C. Tutition Assistance Grant Program. It’s helped thousands of D.C. kids attend college, but graduation rates have foundered.
  • Chris Peterson explains what exactly you need to do to fire an incompetent DCPS teacher. Two-page spread flowchart!
  • In Loose Lips: James Jones on the impending irrelevance of schools superintendent Clifford Janey.
  • In Show & Tell: Jessica Gould on how nightclubs are taking interns who do their promotions work for college credit.
  • In Cheap Seats: Dave McKenna on a Roosevelt High student and Ethiopian immigrant who’s on the fast track to sports-photography fame.
  • In Young & Hungry: Tim Carman on a pair of neighborhood haunts: Eamonn’s Chipper and the resurrected Stoney’s.
  • Plus film, music, theater, books, and more