Loudoun County School Board to vote on more recess; Defenseman John Carlson re-signs with the Washington Capitals

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, June 25.

Tuesday, the Loudoun County School Board will decide whether to have both a morning and an afternoon recess session. July 1, a Virginia law will go into effect permitting schools to count recess as part of the instructional day.
(WTOP)

A $64 million, eight-year contract with the Washington Capitals was signed by defenseman John Carlson, making him, next to Alex Ovechkin, the second-highest-paid Capitals player.
(WJLA)

Sunday, Melania Trump made an appearance in Tysons Corner at the Students Against Destructive Decisions’ national conference, where she spoke about the importance of kindness.
(The Washington Post)

The American Library Association has removed Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a children’s book award, which has since been renamed the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, due to her portrayal of blacks and Native Americans.
(WTOP)

The former vice president of the New York City Economic Development CorporationTracy Gabriel, is now the president and executive director of the Crystal City Business Improvement District.
(ARL Now)

The giant panda exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo has been temporarily closed as Mei Xiang may be expecting. Mei Xiang has had three panda cubs already and zoo officials have said that she is approaching the end of her reproductive life cycle.
(INSIDENOVA)

The Cardboard Boat Regatta benefiting the Reston Historic Trust & Museum will take place at Lake Anne on Aug. 11.
(Reston Now)

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