The District of Columbia is asking a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss an 18-year-old special education lawsuit and end judicial oversight of how it responds to families awaiting services.
The motion, filed Friday by Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, says that the system has improved significantly and the city is ready to resume full control of the administration of its program.Read full article >>
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who once served as chief of staff in the White House for President Obama, just acknowledged that his plans to name a new $60 million high school located in a wealthy mostly white area of the city were a mistake.Read full article >>
Clay Shirky is, as he explains below, a “pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor.”
Shirky is a professor of media studies at New York University, holding a joint appointment as an arts professor at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, and as a Distinguished Writer in Residence in the journalism institute. He is a leading voice on the effect technology has had on society — and vice versa — and has been writing extensively about the Internet for nearly a decade.Read full article >>
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — The man who allegedly abducted missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was taken into custody Wednesday in Galveston, Tex., after a widespread manhunt, and police said he now will be taken to Charlottesville to face charges in her disappearance.Read full article >>
Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, was apprehended Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on a beach in Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula, outside of Galveston. The beach community is about 1,300 miles from Charlottesville, where Matthew is wanted on an abduction charge. Police said they believe Matthew kidnapped U-Va. sophomore Hannah Graham on Sept. 13. Graham has not been found.Read full article >>
The Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is opposed to the county school system’s plan to open two high schools designed specifically for recent immigrants and second-generation students, arguing that the concept might be unconstitutional.Read full article >>
The 11-page mailing, on expensive paper stock, was sent first class to 125,000 households across the country this week.
“I’m writing to you about Randi,” the letter began. “You probably don’t know who Randi is. Most people don’t. The terrible impact Randi has on America’s educational system is something that I hope you will give me a few minutes to explain.”Read full article >>