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What is Mayoral Control of DC Schools?

Every election, it’s a key question for candidate and voter alike: do you support mayoral control of the schools? Many people have strong feelings on...

Story Behind Our Schools Preservation Café

With more than 200 years of history, DC Public Schools are the anchors and reflections of the communities they serve. Join the Capitol Hill...

Holiday Operations for District Services

On Monday, Dec. 26, the District Government will observe Christmas Day. While some services will be affected, some DC employees are at work keeping...

Testify at Public Hearing on DCPS Budget

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will hold an online public budget hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The...

Eastern High Homecoming Parade Saturday

This weekend, Eastern High School (1700 E Capitol St. NE) will have their a homecoming parade around Capitol Hill in advance of the football...

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...

DC Public Schools Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate

In a letter emailed to families Tuesday afternoon, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Lewis Ferebee announced that effective immediately, students, staff and visitors are...

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...

Snow Causes District Closures, Delays Friday

Snow is again messing with the District, delaying opening of government offices and closing schools, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced late Thursday night. The decision to...

Wide Variety of Parent Views on Return to Schools

There were few lines Wednesday morning, the second day of rapid test distribution prior to the return to in-person learning at DC Public Schools...