Students at Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School, ranked in Tier 2 (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

In other news:

Under pressure from neighbors, Vincent Gray announces western terminus of H Street streetcar will be atop “hopscotch” bridge (Housing Complex)

Fueled by special-ed transportation woes and absence from meetings, criticism of State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley builds (Post)

D.C. Council to take up resolution in support of D.C. United (Soccer Insider)

The use of personal e-mail accounts to do government business: “a shadow level of government”? (Post editorial)

The ethics bill passes an initial vote (Post, WRC-TV, WUSA-TV, WJLA-TV, WaTimes, D.C. Wire, WAMU-FM)

Council votes to get tough on collecting parking tickets, other fines and fees (Post)

Occupy D.C. side effect: Uptick in unpaid Post Pub bar tabs! (Examiner)

Jonetta Rose Barras really doesn’t want her favorite post office closed (Examiner)

New zoning code is “focused on recognizing/preserving neighborhood character, removing barriers to sustainable development, deemphasizing the automobile and emphasizing transit/walkable neighborhoods .. and ultimately to make the zoning regulations more user friendly and understandable” (Housing Complex)

Spike Mendelsohn says the Maine Avenue fish market is the best part of Washington “that no one knows about” (The Buzz)

Arnold & Porter merges with California firm, adding 80 lawyers (Post)

What all those cranes on 14th Street NW are building (UrbanTurf)

Joe Robert’s health is declining (Washingtonian)

Your guide to Ward 5 breweries (Rhode Island Avenue)

So D.C. building codes don’t actually apply in McPherson Square, but that’s beside the point (Housing Complex)

DDOT pledges to fix potholed Georgetown alley (Current via Dish)

The rise and fall of Peoples Drug (Streets of Washington)