When a local journalist placed her father into long-term Alzheimer's care, she wrote down his life story and introduced his nursing staff – not to an anonymous patient– but to the father she loved.
Loudoun County school board members are debating a contentious plan to redraw school enrollment boundaries. The plan would reverse a 2011 change which bused the county’s poor and English language learners to wealthier schools. The new plan would instead keep students in their local schools, with the result that minority students would be concentrated in two schools. We explore the issues.
- Armando Trull Senior News Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Eric DeKenipp Catoctin District Representative, Loudoun County School Board
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