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Young Teacher In DC Inspires And Raises Test Scores

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Education in D.C. has been a hot button issue in recent weeks: President Obama said he didn't think his daughters who attend private school would get the same quality education at a D.C. public school. Schools chancellor Michelle Rhee resigned.

But there are some bright lights in a troubled city like Washington. Julia King is a young woman who was recently named Teach For America's elementary school teacher of the year. She increased reading and math test scores dramatically at her former school in Indiana and now she's teaching here at DC Prep, a public charter school.

In a former warehouse in an economically struggling quadrant of the city, 24 year-old King teaches lessons that will last a lifetime.

"She tells us to always try and never give up," said Orie Ulu, one of King's 5th grade students.

At DC Prep, character and compassion are as important as academics.

DC Early Voting

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Starting Monday, October 18, DC residents can cast a ballot in the general election.

 

Here are the early voting sites and hours of operation:

Early Voting Centers

One Judiciary Square
441 4th St. NW
Monday, October 18 - Saturday October 30 - 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, closed Sundays

Monday, November 1- 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Remote Voting Centers

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave, NW
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Hine Junior High School
Auditorium
335 8th St. SE
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
Round Room
701 Mississippi Ave, SE
Saturday October 23 - Saturday October 30

Problems for Medicinal Marijuana in DC?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- As DC prepares to join more than a dozen states that allow the use of medicinal marijuana, some patients here say other laws will have to change in order for it to work.

One patient who says she needs medicinal marijuana raises the issue of drug tests.

If medicinal marijuana is legal, she asks, how can an employer deny you a job or fire you for failing a drug test because it shows you have used marijuana?

"I have been H-I-V positive over 20 years. I've been denied employment over numerous times due to drug testing, and I just refuse to tell an employer I'm H-I-V positive, this is the reason I can't pass the drug test," she told 9NewsNow, which agreed to protect her identity.

It's not the only problem she forsees as DC implements the new law next year.

Brookland Neighborhood Association to Meet With ANC Candidates

On Tuesday, October 19, the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association will hold a meeting.

The meeting will feature conversations with candidates for the the Advisory Neighborhood Commission.  Some candidates that are expected to be in attendance include Jehan Ashley Carter and John Daggett.

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Margot Hall Cafeteria of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.  The church is located at 3400 12th Street, NE.

FedTalks 2010 A Smashing Success

Tuesday, October 12 the Shakespeare Theatre Company played host to FedScoop's FedTalks 2010.  FedTalks 2010 event was an all-day conference geared toward sharing unique ideas about the interaction between technology and government.

Speakers at FedTalks included several big names including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, and Ana Marie Cox, founder and editor of Wonkette.com.

Peter Corbett of the D.C. based iStrategyLabs and Virginia Congressman Jim Moran also discussed the future of technology in government. 

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