Latest from Perry Stein

D.C.’s day-care employees criticize the city’s vaccine plan for prioritizing school staff over them

Day-care workers in D.C. have been working in-person for months and say they should be next in line for vaccination.
  • Jan 22, 2021

D.C. gives staff assignments for in-person learning as mistrust in reopening plan persists

“I would dare say we have the best reopening plan anywhere in the country,” Bowser said.
  • Jan 17, 2021
  • A city under siege

The Capitol was attacked last week. But Washingtonians have been reeling for months.

The pandemic, racial justice protests and political unrest have roiled life for residents of the nation's capital.
  • Jan 15, 2021

Teachers across the country work to explain an unforgettable day in American history

Some teachers are blunt, others are gentle as they help students process the riot in the U.S. Capitol
  • Jan 7, 2021

As D.C. schools work to reopen, other systems in region rethink plans for second semester

D.C. plans to bring some students back to classrooms for the first time this academic year; Fairfax County superintendent goes back to the drawing board for a reopening plan.
  • Jan 6, 2021

Treehouse teaching and laundry art: Educators find creative ways to reach kids

Stories of connecting with students and making lessons real when school is virtual.
  • Jan 2, 2021

How D.C. and its teachers, with shifting plans and demands, failed to reopen schools

A lack of trust between officials and the teachers union fueled failure at every turn.
  • Jan 2, 2021

A public housing learning pod with in-person therapy supports D.C. students during pandemic

The TraRon Center, an after-school program that uses art therapy for children affected by gun violence, has shifted to a full-day schedule.
  • Dec 28, 2020

D.C. and teachers union reach deal on how to reopen school buildings, capping months of contentious debate

The union has signed the agreement, and the city says it is still reviewing the deal.
  • Dec 18, 2020

D.C. students are falling behind in remote school, with vulnerable students faring worse, data suggests

EmpowerK12 study shows D.C. students are losing months of academic progress in reading and math, but some learning loss is not as dire as feared.
  • Dec 17, 2020