They arrived not long after sunrise — those whose connections could help steer the course of legislation in Maryland and those who wish they could — and descended upon historic inns, bars and a union shop for breakfast.Read full article >>
The heads of the U.S. units of two major European defense contractors said Tuesday they are stepping down, making way for new leadership at a time when defense spending is being cut.
Sean O’Keefe, the chief executive of Airbus Group’s Herndon, Va.-based North American unit will leave his post in March, the company said Tuesday, while Linda Hudson, chief executive of the U.S. unit of BAE Systems, will cede her role to Gerard J. DeMuro.Read full article >>
School districts throughout the Washington region reacted differently to the forecasts of frigid temperatures Tuesday, with some opting to open as usual, others deciding to close for the day and some delaying their start by two hours.Read full article >>
Fairfax County parents may now register their elementary school-aged children for a lottery to enter specialized foreign language programs. The registration for the world language immersion programs for kindergarten and first-grade students will be open until Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Parents will be notified if their children are accepted by late March for first grade and late May for kindergartners.Read full article >>
In the current issue of The American Prospect, Richard Rothstein reviews Patrick Sharkey’s “Stuck in Place,” a 2013 book that helps explain the persistent failure of educational policy to spur the upward mobility of low-income African American youth. Here’s a piece on the findings in the book by Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit organization created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. This appeared on the EPI website.Read full article >>