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Richmond, Va., Watchdog

By Catherine Gewertz — August 09, 2005 1 min read

Mayor Douglas L. Wilder of Richmond, Va., has formed a watchdog panel charged with ensuring that the city’s school board makes the schools safer and more academically successful. The committee, announced July 19, will focus on academic performance, school safety, truancy and dropouts, and finance and administration.

A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2005 edition of Education Week