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Letter: Closing schools doesn’t keep kids safe — or educated
Nov 24, 8:43 AM: Like tens of thousands of D.C. parents, I was disappointed that talks between the Washington Teachers’ Union and the Bowser administration had failed again.
D.C. charter school might double number of students after success of boarding program
Nov 20, 8:42 AM: Monument Academy Public Charter school in Northeast DC decided to try something different. It became a boarding school for a dozen middle school students who needed more attention because of their special ed status, or >
Once again, a deal between D.C. and the teachers union collapses
Nov 19, 8:43 AM: It has become a familiar pattern in the District. The city and Washington Teachers’ Union near an agreement on how schools should reopen. Both sides indicate that a finalized deal could be imminent. And then, at the 11th >
Charter Schools Push for More Reopening Resources and Support
Nov 19, 8:14 AM: While more than a dozen D.C. public charter schools have facilitated in-person learning this year, leaders within the sector assert that without more equitable funding and support from the District, they won’t be able to >
DCPS and Teacher's Union reach tentative deal over safe return to school
Nov 16, 8:12 AM: DC’s Teachers Union and DC Public Schools are one step closer to making it possible for kids to have an in-person learning option.
DC Charter School Leaders Call for Equitable City Support to Extend In-Person Learning to More Students
Nov 10, 7:04 AM: 70 charter school leaders and board members call for equitable funding and resources and access to school nurses and testing
Editorial: D.C. needs to figure out how to get students back in the classroom
Nov 9, 8:18 AM: A WIN. That is how the president of the Washington Teachers’ Union characterized the decision by D.C. school officials to abandon plans to provide in-person instruction this year to high-needs elementary school students. >
Teachers union, parents rally over D.C. Public Schools' reopening plans
Nov 3, 9:03 AM: D.C. Public Schools advisors stood Monday in solidarity with other parents and teachers concerned about reopening plans, just hours after the District delayed its plans to return to in-person instruction next week. >
DC leaders and teachers union clash with DCPS Chancellor on school reopening plans.
Oct 26, 7:20 AM: Members of the Washington Teachers Union and supporters held a rally Friday night outside DC Council offices.
A D.C. charter school had a plan to reopen. Then it all fell apart.
Oct 26, 6:54 AM: The abrupt change of plans at LAMB shows how, on a small scale, teacher reluctance can stop a school from reopening. Despite a new building, a top-notch air-filtration system, a non-unionized teaching staff and families >
D.C. mayor points to learning loss in urging schools to reopen as city and union fail to reach agreement
Oct 23, 8:30 AM: D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) pointed to data Thursday showing a sharp drop in the number of the youngest students who are meeting literacy benchmarks to reinforce her point that there is an urgent need to reopen >
D.C. schools chief: Reopening talks ongoing with teachers union
Oct 23, 8:17 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee on Thursday disputed a labor board ruling that orders his office to confer with the teachers union on reopening plans, saying such talks are ongoing. >
Washington Teacher's Union says DCPS refused to bargain with them about reopening
Oct 22, 6:07 AM: DC Public Schools violated the law by not bargaining with the Washington Teacher's Union regarding safely reopening amid the pandemic, according to the Public Employees Relations Board.
Negotiations stall between D.C. teachers union and the city over school reopening plans.
Oct 16, 8:30 AM: The District’s public school system was close to an agreement with the Washington Teachers’ Union on the safety precautions the city would need to take to reopen classrooms during the pandemic, but negotiations stalled >
Carlos Rosario Public Charter School: Training a Diverse Workforce
Oct 15, 7:48 AM: The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter has helped scores of adults in the District, especially those from immigrant backgrounds, become educated as a means of obtaining employment in the workforce and academically >
DC charters lead the way on in-school teaching experiment
Oct 12, 8:29 AM: Smaller and more nimble than the monolithic D.C. Public Schools system, the charters have been able to adapt and modify on the fly, trading information and pushing the limits of pandemic-era education.
Teachers’, Principals’, and Nurses’ Unions Remain Unsatisfied With Officials’ Plans for Safely Reopening DC Public Schools
Oct 6, 7:56 AM:

The unions that represent thousands of workers who staff DC Public Schools had no idea the mayor would announce plans to reopen schools Monday, nor did they know the specifics.

D.C. chancellor and union struggle to reach an agreement ahead of mayor’s decision on schools reopening.
Oct 2, 7:57 AM: The Washington Teachers’ Union said it told its members to ignore a school system letter emailed this week asking staff members to select whether they plan to teach in person in the upcoming months or stay home. >
Editorial: Parents and teachers deserve more details, but Bowser is right to try to reopen schools
Sep 28, 7:40 AM: Concerns that reopening schools could speed the spread of the novel coronavirus cannot be dismissed, and more needs to be known about what precautions will be put in place. But prolonged reliance on distance learning can >
To Safely Return To Campus, D.C. Schools Look To Outdoor Learning
Sep 24, 7:01 AM: As some of D.C.’s private and charter schools implement outdoor learning plans, can DC Public Schools do the same across a diverse school district?



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