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SHOCKER: BUDGET CHALLENGED DCPS HAS $34M SURPLUS
A week after a new D.C. Public Schools teacher contract proposal was rolled out with great fanfare, fiscal revelations aired today leave its ultimate implementation very much in doubt.
Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Washington Teachers' Union head George Parker appeared at a D.C. Council administrative meeting earlier today to brief councilmembers on the agreement. Rhee was grilled on the deal's financing details and revealed that retroactive raises are being funded by a $34 million DCPS surplus. (Washington City Paper)
INVASION OF THE MOTORCADES
Drivers should expect the amount of motorcades to increase as the final meetings at the summit conclude and leaders make their way back to their embassies.
Commuters should expect more delays around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Tuesday afternoon and evening as the final day of the Nuclear Security Summit wraps up. (WTOP)
POLICE EXPAND INVESTIGATION AFTER VIDEO OF BEATING
Video of a University of Maryland, College Park, student being beaten by Prince George's County police after a basketball game March 3 has spurred the county to review whether other "excessive force" incidents occurred the same night.
Students John "Jack" McKenna III, 21, of Kensington and Benjamin Donat, 19, of College Park were charged with assaulting Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning police officers and their horses while celebrating in the streets after the university basketball team's victory over rival Duke University. On Monday, video of McKenna's arrest was released by the students' attorney, showing McKenna being beaten by officers. (Gazette.net)
MASSA SCANDAL GROWS
A onetime aide to former Rep. Eric Massa has filed a complaint with the congressional Office of Compliance alleging that he and other staffers were subjected to various forms of sexual harassment by their boss, who resigned in March amid an ethics investigation into his behavior toward aides.
The filing, for the first time, raises the specter that Massa’s case could end up in the legal sphere. (Politico)