A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
New year, new schools? A number of bold changes may be coming to Maryland’s public school system. While the state’s school board is mulling a number of ideas, Maryland’s Governor Larry Hogan has already announced a proposal to double state funding for private school vouchers. The plan, which would increase funding from $5 million to $10 million over the next three years, has attracted criticism from local leaders. We discuss what school choice solutions would mean in Maryland with a local advocate and school board chairman.
- Segun Eubanks Chair, Prince George's County Board of Education
- Kevin Chavous Board Member, American Federation for Children and Former D.C. Council Member (D-Ward 7), @kevinpchavous
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