D.C. School Vouchers Program

Mayor Williams said he might lack tenacity and focus to run again.
Mayor Williams said he might lack tenacity and focus to run again.

Politically battered after nearly 10 years in District government, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams said yesterday that he might not have "the energy, the tenacity, the discipline, the focus" to serve as mayor of the nation's capital for a third term.

A lottery for D.C. students seeking federal vouchers to attend private schools yielded nearly two applicants yesterday for each available slot, with most students currently enrolled in low-performing schools.

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Group Opposed to Vouchers Cites Shortcomings (Post, February 8, 2005)

Congress Passes District's Budget:  Tuition Aid Increased In $8.3 Billion Plan (Post, October 7, 2004)

Study Bolsters Case For Tuition Vouchers:  Milwaukee Graduation Rates Cited (Post, September 29, 2004)

For Voucher Program, the Lessons Begin:  More Than 1,000 Students Start Class as Part of D.C. Experiment (Post, September 5, 2004)

Many D.C. School Vouchers Go Unused:  290 Students Forgo $7,500 Tuition Grants (Post, September 1, 2004)

Catholic Schools:  Area Catholic Schools Grow, Bucking Trend (Post, August 29, 2004)

$8 Billion Budget For D.C. Passed By House Panel:  Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Blocked (Post, July 15, 2004)

House Panel Backs D.C. Tuition Grants (Post, July 8, 2004)

Congress Puts Hold On D.C. School Funds:  $10.6 Million Tied to Voucher Program (Post, June 24, 2004)

Voucher Holders Shop Schools:  Eager Parents and Children Pack Fair in First Step to Choice (Post, June 23, 2004)

D.C. School Vouchers Outnumber Applicants (Post, June 11, 2004)

Funding Was Sabotaged, D.C. Schools Chief Says:  Mayor's Office Wanted Bid To Fail, Superintendent Alleges (Post, May 25, 2004)

D.C. Schools Can't Spend U.S. Funds:  Senator Says System Lacks Adequate Plan for $13 Million (Post, May 20, 2004)

D.C. Seeks Higher Profile For Vouchers:  Many Parents Unfamiliar With Tuition Aid Program (Post, May 9, 2004)

Church Seeks Help on Vouchers:  Archdiocese Says Federal Program for D.C. Students Falls $2 Million Short (Post, May 6, 2004)

Catholic Schools Buck U.S. Trend:  D.C. Campuses Undergo Renewal (Post, May 6, 2004)

Voucher Plan Draws Hundreds:  Parents Attend Orientation Session on Aid Program for D.C. Students (Post, April 29, 2004)

Quincy Jones Ad Jazzed About Vouchers (Post, April 8, 2004)

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