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D.C. says 20,000 students started the enrollment process, but did not complete it
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Sep 14, 6:32 AM: More than 20,000 students who were expected to attend the District’s public schools this academic year have not completed the annual enrollment process, according to Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn. >
Small groups should return to D.C. public schools this month, mayor says
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Sep 10, 7:08 AM: The District’s public schools started classes online this semester, when officials said instruction would remain virtual-only until at least November.
DC’s Opportunity Scholarship Program Giving Students Access to In-Class Education
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Sep 9, 8:08 AM: Dissatisfied with the city’s public schools, local families have long favored schools responsive to their needs. The popularity of non-district schools is illustrated by the massive oversubscription to the Opportunity >
D.C.’s state superintendent for education, Hanseul Kang, to step down
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Sep 9, 7:24 AM: The District’s longest-serving education appointee announced Tuesday that she would step down from her position, creating a high-profile vacancy in the middle of a pandemic that has entirely changed the way educational >
As neighborhood public school buildings remain closed, charters begin offering in-person learning for small groups
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Sep 9, 6:37 AM: The city’s two largest charter operators — KIPP DC and Friendship, which together educate more than 11,000 students — plan to start some in-person learning this week. KIPP DC has identified 243 students across its seven >
Maryland and D.C. turn on their computers for the first day of virtual school
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Aug 31, 7:11 AM: This morning, more than 400,000 students in the District and Maryland suburbs will turn on their computers, try to log into their classrooms and begin the 2020-2021 academic year without leaving their homes. No backpacks >
D.C. schools prepare for virtual learning and work to close digital divide.
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Aug 27, 6:40 AM: The District’s top education officials made a final push Wednesday to encourage parents to enroll their children in school ahead of the start of the academic year next week. Enrollment is lagging, they said, and they >
D.C. had a summer to connect with students and close the digital divide. Did it?
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Aug 25, 6:52 AM: With a week left until an all-virtual start to the academic year, D.C. school leaders are racing to connect with students they have lost contact with over the summer and struggling to determine who still needs technology >
Their classmates are murdered, then they take the SATs: How gun violence shapes academics
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Aug 24, 8:11 AM: When students return to virtual classrooms, the initial focus will be on mental health, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee said in an interview. His team hosted a virtual session for families this summer about >
DC private school parents wonder if Montgomery's school battle will affect their reopening plans
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Aug 7, 6:45 AM: As the debate over in-person learning at Montgomery County private schools heats up, parents in D.C. are asking questions about private schools in the District.
Commentary: Let’s show Black lives matter in education
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Aug 6, 7:21 AM: Investing in our most vulnerable children is essential to the cause of justice so urgently raised in the District and elsewhere over the past few weeks. By doing so we can help our students secure a better tomorrow. >
D.C. debates whether low-income students should get preference in the school lottery system
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Aug 5, 6:13 AM: Families across the District rely on the D.C. school lottery system to enroll in public schools. The D.C. Council is considering legislation that would allow schools to give at-risk students a preference in the lottery. >
D.C. Public Schools to start school year with online instruction
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Jul 31, 7:06 AM: D.C. Public Schools students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade will be learning remotely this fall, starting Aug. 31 and through Nov. 6, officials announced Thursday.
Review & Outlook: Joe Biden’s Scholarship Choice
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Jul 27, 8:12 AM: Amid all of the money Washington wastes, here’s some good news: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced this week that her department will award at least $85 million over five years for the Washington, D.C., Opportunity >
‘It feels like it’s never going to end’: Weary D.C.-area parents brace for more all-virtual school
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Jul 23, 8:37 AM: Thousands of D.C. area families that had pinned their hopes on school buildings reopening this fall must grapple with a stunning new reality: Their children will not step inside a classroom for who knows how many months to >
Fairfax, Loudoun And Montgomery Counties Join Growing List Of School Systems Planning All-Virtual Starts
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Jul 22, 7:14 AM: Three public school systems in the Washington region — Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia, and Montgomery County in Maryland — will have an all-virtual start to the upcoming school year, joining a growing number of >
As fear of the virus wins out, a fast retreat from in-person learning
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Jul 20, 8:12 AM: Officials across the Washington region huddled to make plans for a triumphant resumption of in-person learning. Discussions persisted into the summer: Superintendents held listening sessions to solicit safety suggestions, >
After last-minute change, D.C. says it wants students back but will wait and watch virus
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Jul 17, 8:30 AM: That was the plan as late as Wednesday evening, when city officials laid out in interviews how it would work. But an hour before Thursday’s scheduled news conference, officials said plans had changed. And when the city >
As Public School Questions Loom, Parents Consider Options That Could Leave Districts Scrambling
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Jul 17, 7:07 AM: This week, school districts across D.C., Maryland and Virginia committed to plans for the coming school year with a variety of online and in-person options. But the News4 I-Team found some parents lacking confidence in >
As Some Schools Plan To Reopen, This D.C. School Is Staying Closed
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Jul 13, 7:48 AM: But at least one charter school in the District, D.C. International School, says it will remain closed and continue with distance learning for most students until at least the end of the first grading quarter, which ends >

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