Downtowner News: Nats, Amtrak Back; Contact Tracing Ends; Full Fall for DCPS

June 21, 2021

Amtrak Restores Service on Long-Distance Routes   Amtrak has restored its long-distance routes after reducing service due to the global pandemic last year. As of last week, its trains resumed carrying passengers on routes like the Crescent, that serves […]

ANC 2E: DDOT, DC Water, Speed Limits, New High School

February 27, 2021

At tonight’s virtual meeting, the District Department of Transportation will give a presentation about its 2020 accomplishments and 2021 goals for Ward 2.

Cautious Reopening Continues at Hyde-Addison and Hardy

February 15, 2021

As of last week, there were 70 students participating in in-person learning at Hyde-Addison Elementary School and 135 at Hardy Middle School, according to DCPS.

Hyde-Addison to Reopen, Teacher-less, for a Few

December 7, 2020

About 10 students are to be welcomed into the building under the CARE program, “attending” online from classrooms without certified teachers physically present.

Reopening of Public Schools in D.C. Delayed Again

November 9, 2020

An attempt by DC Public Schools administrators, the mayor and the union to resolve their differences collapsed on Oct. 30, according to multiple sources. 

School Without Walls Controversy Explodes

October 15, 2020

A student-organized march to demand former Principal Richard Trogisch’s reinstatement is planned for Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon at the School Without Walls High School.

Hyde-Addison to Partially Reopen, Nov. 9

October 13, 2020

Georgetown’s only public elementary school will open only one classroom per grade, with no more than 11 students in each class. A second in-person option is called CARE.

Opening of D.C. Schools: A Work in Progress

September 14, 2020

D.C. schools are expected to switch over to in-person instruction, at least partially, in the second term, which begins Nov. 9, “if medical conditions warrant,” according to school officials.

D.C. Public School Starts Today — With All Buildings Closed

August 31, 2020

Ideally, all students should be able to get DCPS programs online with their student ID and have a device with a keyboard and, if possible, headphones.  

D.C. Schools to Be Online-Only for Fall Term

July 30, 2020

The decision to only offer classes online during the first term came unexpectedly. Until this week, officials had considered a mixed-option plan.