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Masks Optional Inside DC Public Schools Starting Mar. 16

Friday afternoon, DC Public Schools (DCPS) announced that masks would be optional for students beginning Wednesday, Mar. 16. Earlier in the week, DC Health released...

Supporting Our Schools

Parent school organizations at elementary, middle and high schools across the District have always been important in our city’s education ecosystem. While their traditional...

How the School Lottery Works

Every student in DC has the right to attend their in-boundary (aka “neighborhood”) school for grades K-12, which is assigned based on their home...

The (Special Education) Kids Are Not Alright

The COVID-19 pandemic has required school systems around the world to try to teach remotely, leading to a loss of academic learning, social skills,...

How Do We Prepare Students Socially and Emotionally for a Return...

In March 2020, the last day he was in classes in his school building, Anton Miller (a pseudonym) was a shy, hesitant child who...

How to Protect Kids From COVID

Tim Rutherford would not have bothered to test himself if his elementary school-aged daughter hadn't tested positive first. Even her test was precautionary; Rutherford (an...

Where Should My Child Go To School?

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many people to re-examine what’s most important to them — regarding careers, proximity to family, and general quality of...

Meet Your Neighbor: Quanay Lynch

Southeast resident Quanay Lynch is on the path to overcoming the throes of domestic violence and homelessness. By telling her story, Lynch hopes to...

Give Us Statehood Now!: The Old Man of Anacostia

June 24 is the last day of the DC public school year and it cannot come soon enough for many students, parents, guardians and...

Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Rhonda White, mother of four, says her youngest daughter has a beautiful smile and spirit and is a social butterfly who keeps all of...