The House Democratic leader said that one way that pre-K investment pays for itself is that it frees parents to work.
The District has made strides on water access, but safety issues remain.
At one school targeted for overhaul, parents, students, and community members showed up in droves to defend the staff. At the other, the auditorium was nearly empty.
About 10 years ago, the District made over a half-million dollars in vending machine commissions. But the snack dispensers are declining in revenue and popularity.
Eighty-six school districts have seen their student populations grow by 25 percent since 1991.
The report, which studied 33 charter management organizations in six states, found that two-thirds were cause for concern.