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.

D.C. Back-to-School Decision? Not Yet

July 16, 2020

The decision as to whether schools will operate on an in-person or a virtual basis, or on a hybrid model, will be announced on July 31, said the mayor.

D.C. Schools to Close 3 Weeks Early

April 20, 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis, some of the red-line requirements for grade advancement and graduation are being waived.

COVID-19 Update: D.C. Deaths Hit 24; Emergency Measures Planned

April 6, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser and District Council Chairman Phil Mendelson discussed “tough choices,” such as a hiring and pay freeze for most of D.C. government and a $600-million budget cut.

Hyde-Addison School Project on Track for July 1

February 11, 2019

The reconstructed school, Georgetown’s only public elementary school, is expected to open in August, on time. We’ll find out later if the project ended up on budget.

Moving Forward on Public Education

May 16, 2018

The fiscal year 2019 budget season is coming to an end. For the past three months, the District Council has held hearings and discussed how taxpayer money should be spent […]

Bowser Tackles State of the Schools

April 18, 2018

“Education is part of D.C.’s great story,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser during an April 11 conversation with philanthropist David Rubenstein, a discussion she requested they undertake about the state of […]

Town Topics March 7, 2018

March 7, 2018

By Peggy Sands and Robert Devaney One-Sided Parking Sparks Lively Debate at ANC The topics of parking and traffic flows have often triggered heated exchanges at Georgetown community meetings. The […]

Suspicious Package Found at Duke Ellington School

February 8, 2018

Police closed streets near the high school and students were evacuated to Hardy Middle School, two blocks north on 35th Street.