So much for Michelle Rhee’s reforms: D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson, prodded by the teachers union, has relaxed teacher evaluation rules so that some veteran teachers who receive poor evaluations for two years in a row can keep their jobs.
A shortage of Honesty: When your surname is Honesty, you have a lot to live up to. “Swerve” Honesty failed, big-time, when he failed to fulfill his part of a drugs-for-guns deal with (gulp) federal agents in northern Virginia.
Marion Barry convinced the rest of the D.C. Council to create a “Martin Luther King Drive,” symbolically renaming a four-mile stretch of city streets and highways after the late civil rights leader, just before the memorial to King opens on the National Mall this August. The drive connects Martin Luther King Avenue in Southeast with the new memorial and the Mall.
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