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Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/25/2012

DeMorning Links: The neighborhood charter school?


A teacher and student at Maya Angelou Public Charter School (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
There are two kinds of public schools in our fair city: traditional public schools that take all children within their boundaries, and charter schools that fill their classrooms via citywide lottery. But is there a third way? Bill Turque reports at D.C. Schools Insider that there’s a new willingness in the charter community to consider some sort of local neighborhood preference in admissions. That could go a long way toward alleviating concerns about expected DCPS school closures.

In other news:

Marion Barry takes heat for his remarks about Filipino nurses (Post, Examiner)

Lobbyist David Wilmot & Co. are leaving the business of caring for the developmentally disabled (Loose Lips)

Key witness in Catherine Fuller murder stands by his 1984 testimony (Post)

Eleanor Holmes Norton shares more thoughts on the Height Act: “This is a tourist city because of the monuments, the museums. The scale reinforces that.” (Housing Complex)

Fewer children are in D.C.’s foster care system; can taxpayers now spend less on it? (Post)

Marine’s father says son’s death was “so pointless and too horrifying to imagine” (Crime Scene)

Fellow Marine accused of stabbing was “nothing but trouble,” prosecutor says (WaTimes)

Sine qua non for LivingSocial subsidies: “new, high-quality software engineering jobs” (GGW)

Another big party lures the young and hip to Anacostia warehouse (DCentric)

D.C. Court of Appeals ponders when a car can be searched without a warrant (Legal Times)

Don’t micromanage carbon emissions reduction, Mary Cheh (Post editorial)

What the St. Elizabeths east campus might look like someday (Housing Complex)

Albrecht Muth: Still bonkers (AP, Examiner)

WaTimesers recall Muth’s “bizarre” marriage to Viola Drath (WaTimes)

Commission of Fine Arts does not like the design of Georgetown’s new athletic facility (Current via Dish)

New Orleans is trying to upgrade its cab industry, too (Examiner)

Humane Society wants tough justice in Cleveland Park raccoon trapping (DCist)

Sunday package sales have neighborhood consequences (RPUS)

No luck finding dogs that attacked kids in Trinidad (WRC-TV)

One D.C. parking garage operator goes high-tech (Capital Business)

Likely-to-fail budget autonomy bill has been introduced to the Senate (WTOP, The Hill)

Poplar Point parcel previously eyed for Wal-Mart will be auctioned off (WBJ)

No, Metro employees aren’t supposed to eat or drink on Metro, either (TBD)

Park Service begins McPherson Square fix-up (Examiner)

Roger Clemens jury includes D.C. voting rights activist (AP)

Talk of a historic district for East Shaw (EastShawDC)

Man found injured in Petworth dies, case being investigated as homicide (Homicide Watch)

Partial collapse of Mount Vernon Square townhouse (Crime Scene)

The Boss Shepherd statute in front of the Wilson Building recently got a cleaning (Post)

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