There’s evidence the rarefied echelon of D.C. public elementary schools most desired by out-of-boundary parents is expanding: At the Post’s On Parenting blog, Janice D’Arcy takes a deep dive into the latest DCPS lottery applications and finds that more parents are willing to take chances on schools outside of the reliable Janney-Murch-Lafayette-Stoddert-Eaton axis. Schools considered to be undesirable not so long ago — such as Bancroft in Mount Pleasant and Maury in Capitol Hill — are now among the top 10 most popular among applicants. That’s progress, sure, but “[t]he bad news is that the supply is not keeping up with the demand. More and more young families who want to raise kids in the city can’t find a seat in a school they consider up to par.
In other news:
Vincent Gray proposes to pay city workers back for last year’s furlough days (D.C. Wire)
Attention “young idealistic political professionals” — beware Iranian spies (WTOP)
Historic Preservation Review Board member does not care for your “west coast housing ideas” (Housing Complex)
Make your own mumbo sauce (HuffPo)