• in-person learning Dec 18, 2020

    DCPS and WTU Reach Deal to Resume In-Person Learning

    D.C. Public Schools and its biggest teachers union just reached an agreement on when everyone will be expected to return to the classroom. News4’s Derrick Ward has more on the plan.

  • DCPS Dec 18, 2020

    DCPS Reaches Agreement With Teachers to Reopen Schools

    D.C. Public Schools reached an agreement with the teachers union to have teachers return to classrooms as early as Feb. 1. According to the Washington Teachers Union, the agreement lays out conditions needed to return to in-person learning. Teachers want increased transparency around facility walkthroughs. Last month, D.C. schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee visited schools to see how they were...

  • Education Nov 20, 2020

    Some DC Elementary Students Go Back to Class With Staff Instead of Teachers

    After talks with the teachers’ union broke down, DCPS was only able to open hybrid classrooms, in which small groups of students go to their classroom but still learn virtually.

  • Schools Nov 19, 2020

    More Than 400 DCPS Students Return to Class

    A total of 25 elementary schools reopened Wednesday as part of the District’s CARE program. News4’s Juliana Valencia explains why this is still considered in-person learning.

  • DC Public Schools Nov 2, 2020

    DCPS Cancels Plans to Begin Some In-Person Learning Next Week

    The announcement comes just days after the Washington Teachers’ Union issued a no confidence vote in the DCPS reopening plan. News4’s Aimee Cho spoke with teachers and parents.

  • DCPS Nov 2, 2020

    DC Public Schools Drops Plan to Reopen for Some Students on Nov. 9

    D.C. Public Schools has dropped its plan to bring some elementary students back into schools starting Nov. 9, the district’s chancellor announced Monday. All students will continue online learning.  “We have heard feedback from many in our community about #ReopenStrong plans, and we will use this moment to adjust our timeline and staffing plans for reopening,” Chancellor Lewis Ferebee...

  • DCPS Oct 22, 2020

    DC Rolls Out In-Person Learning Plan as Youngest Students Fall Behind

    D.C. Public Schools released more information Thursday on how some elementary students will return to schools soon, as data indicates students began the school year less prepared than usual.  DCPS saw a 22 percentage point reduction in kindergarteners meeting or exceeding benchmarks at the start of this school year, in comparison to previous years. There also was a 9 percentage…

  • DCPS Oct 22, 2020

    DCPS Aims to Offer Students In-Person School Seats This Week

    D.C. Public Schools’ plan to return elementary school students to classrooms starting Nov. 9 is set to prioritize already-identified students who are experiencing homelessness, have special education needs, are at risk or are learning the English language. The school district plans to notify families who will be offered a spot in an in-person learning classroom by the end of this week...

  • DCPS Oct 8, 2020

    DC Students, Parents Protest Abrupt Departure of Principal

    Students, parents and teachers at School Without Walls High School and the School Without Walls at Francis Stevens held a rally Thursday morning after the longtime principal abruptly left.  Richard Trogisch led both public schools in the West End area for years and was suddenly let go on Wednesday. Members of the school community said they believe he was...

  • Coronavirus in DC Oct 5, 2020

    DC Schools to Start Limited In-Person Learning, Virtual Learning Inside Schools

    A limited number of D.C. Public Schools students can return to in-person learning starting in November, the chancellor announced Monday. Twice as many students will do virtual learning inside schools as will be in typical classrooms. Starting on Nov. 9, some families will have the option to return to schools in person, Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said at a news conference....

  • Education Feb 5, 2020

    Effort to Save Alternative Washington Met School Fails

    An 11th-hour fight to save Washington Metropolitan High School has failed, and now officials say the Northwest D.C. school will close at the end of the year. Washington Metropolitan High School aimed to specifically address high-need students, but low enrollment, low attendance and low test scores put the school on the chopping block D.C. Council Member Robert White pushed...

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