Public schools in Washington, D.C. are stepping up their efforts to attract and retain students in the crucial middle school years. Friday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser revealed new social and academic programs meant to appeal to students and their parents. News4's Tom Sherwood explains why there is both enthusiasm and skepticism about the plans.
"And we agree. We agree! We all agree!" said one. "I think that everyone genuinely loves the country, and people just have questions that they don't necessarily have the answers to," said another. Remarkably, what began as demonstrations outside of the Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Maryland Friday gave way to relatively civil debates between critics and supporters of President Donald Trump. News4 Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins shows us how it unfolded.
Three Alexandria men will be honored for their efforts mentoring youth, News4's Pat Lawson Muse reports. Lawrence "Lucky" Elliott, Traverse Gray and Jackie Mason worked for Alexandria's Recreation Department, where they helped young men during some of the most difficult times for men of color after integration. For more information about the event, click here.