ODCA in the News

March 9, 2017

Can D.C.’s university turn itself around?

At the heart of the strategic plan adopted three years ago to turn around the University of the District of Columbia was the recognition that it could no longer attempt to be all things to all people. The long-troubled institution realized finally that its core mission must be preparing students for high-demand area jobs and that it needed to overhaul its educational program to make it more relevant. Unfortunately, as a recent audit of UDC makes clear, the goal is more easily pronounced than accomplished.

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News from 2018

September 20, 2018

Council Challenges Executive Branch, Urban Institute at Contentious Education Research Collaborative Hearing

Washington City Paper

September 4, 2018

Short contracts, tight budgets make D.C.’s principals more stressed than the national average

WAMU

September 4, 2018

Stressed out: Two-thirds of DC principals say they may leave job within 5 years, survey finds

WTOP Radio

September 4, 2018

Report: D.C. principals are the most stressed in the nation

The DCist

September 4, 2018

Faking the Grade : DCPS principals unhappy and uncertain

ABC7 WJLA

August 3, 2018

D.C. government workers aren’t paying enough to park, says audit

WAMU

July 19, 2018

House Republicans target District over effort to prop up Affordable Care Act

The Washington Post

May 30, 2018

D.C. Runs On Overtime Work. Can The District Afford It?

WAMU/The Kojo Nnamdi Show

May 29, 2018

How much is D.C. spending on overtime?

NASACT Weekly Update

May 25, 2018

The Republican Party has punked out in D.C.

The Washington Post

May 23, 2018

Why is overtime pay soaring for DC government employees?

ABC7 WJLA

May 22, 2018

D.C. public employees’ overtime costs have more than doubled since 2011

The Washington Post

May 22, 2018

D.C. Government Relies Heavily on Overtime to Provide Services

Washington City Paper

May 22, 2018

Overtime pay balloons in local DC government

WTOP Radio

May 22, 2018

D.C. Auditor says overtime pay for government workers has 'ballooned' in recent years

The Washington Times

April 27, 2018

D.C. Auditor: Mismanaged Marshall Heights Complex Leaves Lasting Effects on Budget, Homeowners

Washington City Paper

April 25, 2018

Would An Independent Group Keep D.C. Schools In Check?

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

April 25, 2018

Nearly Defunct DC Homeland Security Commission Gets New Life

NBC-4 Washington

April 19, 2018

Audit: D.C. fails to enforce law requiring contractors to hire out-of-work resident

The Washington Post

News from 2017

March 18, 2017

D.C. mayor and advocates rally for affordable housing

The Washington Post

March 17, 2017

D.C. Auditor Calls Taxpayer-Funded Affordable Housing Trust "Unreliable"

The DCist

March 16, 2017

DC's affordable housing program has been mismanaged, according to city auditor's report

The Washington Post

March 16, 2017

D.C. Auditor Critiques City's Affordable Housing Investments

Washington City Paper

March 16, 2017

D.C. can't get the housing thing right

The Washington Times

March 9, 2017

Can D.C.’s university turn itself around?

The Washington Post

January 25, 2017

GOP health proposals could cost D.C. billions, report finds

Yahoo News

Audit: District to lose $1 billion a year under repeal of Obamacare

The Washington Times

What D.C.-area businesses could expect from a potential ACA repeal

The Washington Business Journal

Obamacare Repeal Would Cost D.C. Billions Of Dollars, Report Says

WAMU

GOP Health proposals could cost D.C. Billions, report finds

Washington Post

January 17, 2017

Is D.C. city hall big enough for both of them?

The Washington Post

January 11, 2017

DC Auditor: City computers vulnerable to hackers

WJLA-TV7

January 11, 2017

For 1 storm, D.C. spent $40 million on snow removal, some of the funds improperly, audit finds

The Washington Post

January 11, 2017

Report: D.C. spent $41M on Winter Storm Jonas

Popville

January 11, 2017

D.C. government vastly overpaid for snow removal services last year, new audit says

The Washington Times

January 11, 2017

D.C. Workers Billed Taxpayers to Dine at Restaurants During Winter Storm Jonas

The Washington Free Beacon

January 11, 2017

Audit reveals DC’s $41M price tag for last year’s snowstorm

WTOP Radio

January 11, 2017

Auditors: The District unnecessarily spent over $40 million during 2016 snow storm

WDCW-TV

January 11, 2017

District officials unnecessarily spent $41 million on Blizzard 2016, audit shows

WUSA9

January 9, 2017

The D.C. Government Must Improve Policies and Practices for the Protection of Personally Identifable Information

NASACT Weekly Update, State Auditors Section

December 6, 2017

Audit: DC's Privatized School Lunch Program Didn't Save Money - Or Improve Meals

WTOP Radio

News from 2016

October 10, 2016

When Developers Promise Local Jobs, Who Keeps Them Accountable?

WAMU/The Kojo Nnamdi Show

October 7, 2016

New Report Says DCPS Could Save Millions of Dollars If It Starts Producing Own Lunches

WJLA/TV7

October 6, 2016

Auditor says D.C. Public Schools Should Manage Its Own Food Program Again

The Washington Post

October 7, 2016

Auditor: DCPS Should Bring Back In-House Food Service

TheDCist

October 7, 2016

D.C. Government Failing To Hold Developers Accountable, city auditor says

The Washington Post

August 9, 2016

Report: D.C. falls short on monitoring private developers' promises

The Washington Business Journal

June 27, 2016

D.C.'s Summer Jobs Program Begins Second Year With Older Youth

Washington City Paper

June 27, 2016

D.C. Government's Response to 311 Requests Is Sometimes 'Poor or Non-Existent,' Auditor Finds

Washington City Paper

June 26, 2016

Summer jobs program kicks off, but critics still unsure new expansion works

The Washington Post

June 1, 2016

Auditor: Customer Service At D.C. Agencies Varies Wildly

The DCist

June 13, 2016

Democrats perpetuate election fraud

The Washington Times

June 13, 2016

D.C. Board of Elections: 1,900 Workers Prepared for Tuesday's Democratic Primary

The Washington City Paper

June 8, 2016

D.C. School Renovations Run $107 Million Over Budget

Townhall

June 8, 2016

Audit Finds Dead People on District Voter Rolls

Washington City Paper

June 3, 2016

D.C. Auditor Puts Summer Youth Employment Program Under The Microscope

Washington City Paper

June 2, 2016

How The Price of A DC School Soared From $71 Million To $178 Million

WMAL DC

June 1, 2016

Audit Details Cost Overruns at Ellington

The Georgetown Dish

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