The latest crime report released by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows some positive news for the D.C. metro area. Latest statistics show a decrease in overall crime. Also, the crime per capita has declined even as the population increases.
Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser came prepared Friday, with her campaign announcing just a day before that former mayor Anthony Williams had endorsed her and would join her parade entourage. Bowser couldn’t have picked a better parade partner—as Williams walked by, paradegoers stood up from their lawn chairs and applauded the two-term mayor.
District of Columbia schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says better planning is needed to prevent a “cannibalistic environment” between charter schools and traditional public schools. Henderson’s comments to The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/mztfg59 ) came in response to news that a science-themed charter school plans to open this fall across the street from a traditional school that serves the same grades and has the same academic focus.