Congress votes to override D.C.'s 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia's governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And D.C., Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.
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- Anne Clark Superintendent, Bristol Public Schools in Bristol, CT
- Betty Castor president, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- Segun Eubanks Director of the Teacher Quality Department, National Education Association
- Nancy Grasmick Superintendent of Schools, State of Maryland
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