(Mike DeBonis/The Washington Post)

In the news:

Latest D.C. test scores will be scrutinized by outside firm (Post)

But OSSE won’t release raw erasure data to public (Class Struggle)

Online gambling hearing set for Jan. 26; Inspector General’s report expected soon (WaTimes)

Vince Gray’s internal struggle with Occupy (Post)

Why shorter firefighter shifts are a good idea (Post editorial)

An illuminating interview with Ron Machen about prosecuting D.C.’s murderers (Homicide Watch)

“The Ten Cases That Captured Our Attention This Year” (Homicide Watch)

In praise of Muriel Bowser and her ethics bill (Post editorial)

Gray on his low approval numbers: “Some of the missteps that occurred, those are things for which I’ve taken responsibility. I think we can move past those.” (WTOP via Examiner )

Kaya Henderson says DCPS is “doubling down” on literacy this year (WRC-TV)

Should The Post sell its headquarters? (Capital Business)

Tourists love Capital Bikeshare (Housing Complex)

JBG sues city over tax assessments (Capital Business)

Cardozo hoops team brawls with Baltimore squad (Post)

Streetcar procurement is under protest (WBJ)

Meanwhile, it costs money to store the streetcars the city has already purchased (Examiner)

Medical marijuana licensing to proceed this week (WaTimes)

Harry Jaffe’s prescription for the Georgetown Park Mall: Condos! (Examiner)

Why are local police officers shooting more people? (WaTimes)

Where the Gray administration wants to spend the FY12 surplus (Examiner)

The D.C. government could be spending more on local contractors (Informer)

Where the “heebsters” go (Post)

Her post office saved, Jonetta Rose Barras mounts a new crusade: “There should be a campaign that reminds folks of the unique role of the postal service in American culture.” (Examiner)

How to identify a D.C. cab (Post letter)