DC Public Schools Chancellor Ignores Calls To Resign, Prince George’s County Executive Picks Running Mate

DC Public Schools Chancellor Ignores Calls To Resign

DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson says he is remaining focused on his job despite calls for his resignation. Seven members of the DC Council and the city’s auditor have called for him to resign over revelations he broke district protocol by bypassing a lottery and transferring his daughter to a different school. Wilson says he plans to host a virtual town hall next week when he will answer questions about the controversy.

Prince George’s County Executive Picks Running Mate

Elizabeth Embry is Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker’s running mate for Maryland’s Democratic primary race for governor. Embry is currently the chief of the criminal division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office and ran for mayor of Baltimore in 2016. Baker has a political career that extends 25 years.

Florida School Shooting Survivors To Urge Gun Control At State Capital

At least one hundred students who attend the high school where a gunman killed 17 people are descending on the state’s capital to make their voices heard. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland are traveling 400 miles to Tallahassee. The students say they’re going to demand gun law reform from their state lawmakers. The school is set to re-open in phases following last week’s mass shooting in which 17 people were killed. Broward County Public Schools says teachers and staff will return Friday. The goal is for classes to resume at Stoneman Douglas High on a modified schedule the following Tuesday.

Spring-Like Weather Returns

We’re getting a brief break from the winter weather. The DC area will be under partly sunny skies with temperatures near 70 for the next couple of days. Forecasters say the region will see more sun later this afternoon, sparking warmth that could break records for this time of year. Dulles International recorded a high of 70-degrees on this day in 1971, a record that could easily be broken. The lovely weather turns more winter-like by the end of the week.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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