SHORT READS: MONDAY AUGUST 6

AP Interview: Duncan on reform and back to school

A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.

299 D.C. students get private school scholarships

Nearly 300 D.C. kids have been awarded scholarships by the Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp., the quasi city agency that doles out city grants to local non-profits.

Lanier fights for teen parent program’s funding

Cathy Lanier remembers taking the bus to school as a young teenager in the District. She would get jumped by other students upon arrival, until she started jumping them first. Eventually, the future chief of the Metropolitan Police Department would wait until her mother hopped on her own bus to work, wave goodbye, then leave the bus stop and skip school.

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