Sorry, Marylanders, we beat you. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

In other news:

Alvarez & Marsal wins contract to take closer look at 2011 DCPS cheating suspicions (D.C. Schools Insider, Examiner)

Cop pleads not guilty to shooting that allegedly involved his solicitation of a transgender prostitute (Crime Scene)

Coming soonish: “Next bus” arrival signs (TBD)

Teacher sex lawsuit goes on, without Michelle Rhee and DCPS as defendants (D.C. Schools Insider)

Metro unions rally against budget cuts (Dr. Gridlock)