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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. >
Letter: Closing schools doesn’t keep kids safe — or educated
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 >

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