News Bytes: Helicopters, GU Campus, Student Arrested

November 16, 2020

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.

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.  

500 GU Students Show Up on Move-In Weekend

August 24, 2020

Once the students checked in, they were given virus test kits. They had agreed to take the tests, give them to university health officials, then self-quarantine for two weeks.