School Without Walls Controversy Explodes

October 15, 2020

In a unanimous vote of no confidence in the leadership of DC Public Schools, the Dupont Circle advisory neighborhood commission on Oct. 14 strongly chastised “the way DC Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee and all other DCPS officials directly involved …

Hyde-Addison to Partially Reopen, Nov. 9

October 13, 2020

DC Public Schools will reopen Nov. 9 for the second term. That’s the good news that Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Oct. 5. The realistic news is that back-to-school with classmates and a certified teacher will be limited to only …

Cocktail of the Month: The Maldivian Lady

October 8, 2020

Last summer was the most un-summer-like summer of our lifetime. The typical seasonal rites-of-passage — such as beach holidays, cocktails on the waterfront and barbecue parties — suddenly became a risky venture as America’s coronavirus count surged into the millions …

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. Her energy and joie de vivre practically burst through my laptop when we recently talked. This …

Georgetown’s Connections to Harry & Meghan’s Montecito

September 16, 2020

Montecito, California, my hometown for 50 years in Santa Barbara County, is suddenly in the viewfinders of the global paparazzi. Meghan and Harry — yes, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — “secretly” bought a $14-million Mediterranean-style mansion there in …

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

September 14, 2020

Opening week for District public schools began Aug. 31, with all school buildings closed and all students — some 50,000 — in virtual classes.

According to various interviews and reports, many D.C. schoolchildren were happy to see their friends online …

Tennis, Anyone? Soon at Montrose Park

September 10, 2020

They’re done! The two brand-new, green-surfaced, hard-court tennis courts at Montrose Park. At least they look done. But they are not open yet. 

“An initial walk-through meeting with the contractor was held last week and a punch list was developed

Some, Not All, Child Care Facilities Reopening

September 8, 2020

By Allister Chang and Katherine Kempe

Six licensed early learning programs at child care centers in Georgetown have reopened or will reopen soon. The British School of Washington, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW, and Early Steps Bilingual Preschool of Georgetown, 3222 …

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

August 31, 2020

For students of all ages, the first day of school is a remembered, often unique event. Unique it certainly has been in Georgetown the past four years.  

In the fall of 2017, The Georgetowner covered the first day of busing

500 GU Students Show Up on Move-In Weekend

August 24, 2020

On Sunday, Aug. 23, the campus of Georgetown University was filled with what used to be a normal sight this time of year, but now felt unexpected, even surprising: students and parents hauling luggage, bins and bags full of clothes …