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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Should we fix schools by fixing poverty or fixing teaching?

Turnaround for Children (TFC) occupies a middle position.

By Natalie Wexler  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/26/2014

NFL stadiums belong in the suburbs

They host too few games, and need too much parking, to fit in an urban area.

By Dan Malouff  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC, hpcolumnists

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014

A Medicaid cave-in? The Va. House has lots of practice

Republicans have been down this road several times before.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  11:44 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Vote with your heart or vote strategically?

What if you’re preferred candidate for D.C. mayor doesn’t appear likely to win?

By David Alpert  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 02/20/2014

It takes more than open space to make a great urban park

The best city parks don’t exist in isolation.

By Dan Reed  |  02:34 PM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, MD

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Is gay marriage really progressive?

What is progressive about conditioning the state’s right to sanction marriage on changeable judicial attitudes?

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  06:38 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists, VA

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Raise Maryland’s minimum wage -- to $8.40

None of the main arguments for a $10 wage hold up to serious scrutiny.

By Todd Eberly  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/18/2014

‘Sneckdown’ spotting in D.C.

Snow patterns reveal places where our roads aren’t being used.

By Dan Malouff  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2014

More AP students, more failed AP tests

There’s a way to ensure that kids get a rigorous education without putting them into classes they’re not prepared for.

By Natalie Wexler  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Do we need another selective DCPS high school?

A group at Dunbar thinks so

By Natalie Wexler  |  10:28 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014

That primary threat to Cantor? It looks like a bust

House majority leader looks vulnerable to a strong challenger. But it doesn’t look like he has one.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Va. Republicans play for time on Medicaid expansion

House says an audit of the costly program needs to be done first.

By Norman Leahy  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 02/07/2014

To best Warner, Gillespie needs to seize his Bieber Moments

Republican Senate hopeful needs to learn when to go light.

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  08:19 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 02/06/2014

When is it OK to have an empty classroom?

Does it make sense to offer higher-level classes in schools where few kids are ready to take them on?

By Natalie Wexler  |  03:26 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Why Maryland shouldn’t raise its minimum wage

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a much better way to help the working poor.

By Todd Eberly  |  02:24 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014

DCPS’s middle school challenge

Many parents are anxiously awaiting the release of a plan to improve those schools.

By Natalie Wexler  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014

D.C. is losing its ‘futurist-in-chief’

Harriet Tregoning has been one of the region’s leaders around smart growth.

By David Alpert  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists; DC

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Shakespeare -- or is it Seinfeld? -- in Richmond

The General Assembly is putting on “show about nothing.“

By Norman Leahy and Paul Goldman  |  11:58 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Is contemporary art the best use for the Franklin School?

D.C. makes a surprising choice for the historic space.

By David Alpert  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hpcolumnists

 

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