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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/24/2012

DeMorning Links: Good teachers in bad schools


D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, at a June 2011 council hearing. (Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post)
Should the D.C. Council be meddling with city schools’ teacher-hiring policies? No, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson told lawmakers Monday, but she’s backing Chairman Kwame R. Brown’s teacher retention program anyway — especially now that Brown (D) removed a provision that would have exempted certain “highly effective” teachers from their annual IMPACT evaluations. More from Bill Turque at D.C. Schools Insider on the program that would offer tax credits, college loan assistance and housing incentives to good teachers willing to work in bad neighborhoods; also Examiner, WaTimes, WAMU-FM and WTTG-TV.

In other news:

Today: Congress to question National Park Service and D.C. officials on Occupy D.C. (AP)

Over past five years, 53 youths murdered or accused of murder were on a city list of potential reoffenders ( WaTimes)

”Momentary” glance at bookshelf imperils John Hinckley’s freedom (Crime Scene)

Can Gary Williams make a yearly Georgetown-Maryland matchup reality? (Sports Bog)

Marion Barry says he’ll be back at work today (@marionbarryjr)

More on Rep. Trent Franks’s D.C. abortion bill (WAMU-FM, The Hill)

More on the World War I memorial fight (Post, DCist, HuffPo, WJLA-TV, Examiner, WaTimes)

How Harry Thomas Jr. “was enabled by a laissez-faire approach to what’s right and wrong” (Post editorial)

In wake of Thomas’s theft, D.C. Auditor reminds council it had been warned about potential grant abuse (Examiner)

Gay activists push back on prostitution-free-zone plan (WAMU-FM)

Harry Jaffe and Deborah Simmons stand with charter advocates on funding equity (Examiner, WaTimes)

Calvary Women’s Services moves right ahead with Anacostia shelter plans (CHotR)

And Ward 8 is again on alert, this time over new halfway house (CHotR)

Math error leads to DCPS budget shortfall (D.C. Schools Insider)

Ken Cuccinelli staffers agree to “eventually sit down in person to discuss any existing misconceptions or concerns that may exist” about wildlife bill (DCist)

Why a monthly Metro pass is complicated (GGW)

Why medical marijuana facility caps are bad for Ward 5 (Post letter)

D.C. police will give you $10,000 for ratting out a cell-phone fence (WTOP)

Nats roster questions go beyond Prince Fielder (Nationals Insider)

Changing how your judges conduct themselves (Legal Times)

Mary Brooks Beatty makes her case for an at-large D.C. Council seat (GGW)

Why Georgetown needs a real transportation plan (G’town Metropolitan)

Day after Tenleytown mugging, Cathy Lanier to address upper Northwest (AP)

Vincent Gray and Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter talk about leading cities on “Meet the Press” (DCist)

A myopic little twit discovers jury duty (SocialStudiesDC)

3 Stars Brewery finds a home in Takoma (DrinkDC)

For all your pot-growing needs, the “Wal-Mart of Weed” (WBJ)

White people walk like this... (Housing Complex)

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