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D.C. schools announces spending plan for academic intervention targeting students who have fallen behind during pandemic
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Feb 19, 7:46 AM: The D.C. public school system plans to give additional in-person and virtual instruction during the summer and fall to students who have fallen behind the most during the pandemic, targeting more than a third of the >
How DC-area Catholic schools are faring with in-person learning
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Feb 17, 7:59 AM: Catholic schools’ efforts to welcome students back to classrooms exemplify the challenges many D.C.-area districts have faced: balancing reopening schools with teacher and student safety.
DC teachers’ union votes against authorizing strike
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Feb 10, 7:57 AM: The Washington Teachers’ Union has voted against authorizing a strike, but in a letter to D.C. officials, members said they want a way to address emergency issues in a timely manner.
D.C. seeks a temporary restraining order against teachers union to order that teachers stop discussing a strike
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Feb 2, 7:19 AM: The District has asked a judge to stop the Washington Teachers’ Union from engaging in any talks about a potential strike as the city attempts to bring teachers and students back to school buildings Tuesday for the first >
The racial disparities over who is returning to D.C. classrooms puts equity spotlight on reopening plan
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Feb 1, 8:29 AM:

D.C. schools are set to reopen this week for the first time in nearly a year, with schools in wealthier wards at maximum capacity while seats remain empty in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, because families there have >

D.C. and teachers union meet with arbiter to determine if reopening agreement was breached
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Jan 29, 9:16 AM: Washington Teachers’ Union and D.C. Public Schools representatives spent Thursday in front of a mediator weighing charges that the city breached its agreement with the union over how to reopen schools. >
D.C. Public Schools are set to reopen Monday. What about charter schools?
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Jan 28, 7:36 AM: The city’s charter schools, which educate more than 45 percent of the District’s public school students, have largely opted against following the school system’s reopening schedule.
D.C.’s reopening plan is at a third capacity as city works to build confidence and fill seats
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Jan 25, 8:47 AM: A week out from opening the doors to students and teachers for the first time this academic year, the District is reporting that 5,200 students have accepted seats for in-person learning, about a third of the school >
With Students Missing Online Classes, Teachers Are Going to Students
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Jan 21, 9:06 AM: At a charter school in a poor area of Washington, some teachers spend one day a week going door to door, tracking down students who aren’t logging on, and whose education is suffering.
In Aftermath of Siege on Capitol, Teachers Seek Strategies for Instructing Youth
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Jan 14, 8:29 AM: The recent attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol not only highlighted the lengths white supremacists would go to challenge election results but raised questions among local educators on how to help District youth understand >
School districts struggle with reopening decisions heading into second semester
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Jan 7, 8:31 AM: School districts in the region are struggling with decisions on reopening as they look toward the academic year’s second semester, with the coronavirus pandemic raging and the timeline for vaccinations still unclear. >
How D.C. and its teachers, with shifting plans and demands, failed to reopen schools
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Jan 4, 7:22 AM: A combination of mismanagement by the mayor and her aides and intransigence from the District’s teachers union combined to thwart every move, according to interviews with city officials, union leaders, educators and >
DC State Board of Education asks mayor for $4 million to create outdoor classrooms
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Dec 30, 7:10 AM: The DC State Board of Education recently sent Mayor Bowser a letter asking her to make at least $4 million available to DC Public Schools and DC public charter schools, so they can offer outdoor learning options to >
A public housing learning pod with in-person therapy supports D.C. students during pandemic
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Dec 29, 9:03 AM: The TraRon Center is an after-school program turned full-day pandemic learning pod that uses art therapy for children affected by gun violence. Most of the students live in the Langston Lane Apartments.
D.C. and teachers union reach deal on how to reopen school buildings, capping months of contentious debate
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Dec 21, 9:14 AM: The District’s public school system and the Washington Teachers’ Union reached a deal late Thursday on how to reopen schools, capping months of contentious negotiations in a city that has so far been unable to bring >
D.C. and teachers union reach deal on how to reopen school buildings, capping months of contentious debate
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Dec 18, 7:51 AM: The District’s public school system and the Washington Teachers’ Union reached a deal late Thursday on how to reopen schools, capping months of contentious negotiations in a city that has so far been unable to bring >
D.C. released data showing outbreaks in schools. It did not show that cases spread in classrooms.
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Dec 9, 8:34 AM:

D.C. officials released data this week reportedly showing that a significant number of the city’s coronavirus outbreaks are connected to school buildings and day cares, but the data contains many caveats that indicate >

Chancellor says parents should plan for D.C. schools to reopen in February
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Dec 4, 8:49 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said that parents should plan for an opening of school buildings with teachers in the third term of the academic year, which begins in early February.
How D.C.-area private schools are making education work in the Covid era
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Dec 4, 7:43 AM: We talked with six private schools from our List — with student bodies of between 175 and 1,060 and tuition ranging from $20,000 (for preschool) to more than $49,000 — about what they’ve been doing differently this year >
This entire second-grade D.C. class fell behind in reading. Now what?
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Dec 2, 8:51 AM: The stakes are high for Zalaunshae Pearson and her classmates at Achievement Prep public charter school’s elementary campus in Southeast Washington. Studies link third-grade reading levels to graduation rates. >

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