D.C. Mayor, Union Agree to Open Schools — Maybe

November 16, 2020

If they reach a final agreement, the city will begin planning to offer some students in-person classes taught by union-member teachers in the second semester, starting in February. 

Downtowner DC: Holiday Market, Wilson High, Tidal Basin


Choosing not to let COVID get in its way, the open-air market at 8th and F Streets NW, which opens on Friday, Nov. 20, will have new health and safety protocols in place.

News Bytes: Helicopters, GU Campus, Student Arrested


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration is operating low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown D.C. to prepare for Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2021.

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. 

4 Candidates Vie for Ward 2 School Board Seat

October 26, 2020

The DC State Board of Education’s vacant seat in Ward 2 has attracted strong, ambitious and active candidates: Allister Chang, James Harnett, Sarah Mehrotra and Christopher Etesse.

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.

What Makes Venus Run?

September 24, 2020

Venus Davis does not do “Zoom fatigue.” The trainer and life coach has never let anything get in the way of achieving her goals.

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.

Some, Not All, Child Care Facilities Reopening

September 8, 2020

Facing increased costs associated with cleaning, personal protective equipment and smaller class sizes, several Georgetown child care providers are not planning to offer in-person services this fall.