Latest from Perry Stein

D.C. Council explores measures that would provide more education oversight, curtail mayor’s power over schools

Any changes in the governance structure, even slight, are still a long way off.
  • Mar 1, 2021

‘They got back to us’: How one school built trust and got reluctant parents to return

The experiences at Patterson show the significant hurdles as D.C. attempts to equitably reopen school buildings.
  • Feb 28, 2021

School leaders warn that not every student will be able to get an in-person slot this academic year

Parents and teachers are calling on the city to vaccinate teachers who are working remotely.
  • Feb 27, 2021

More teachers are asked to double up, instructing kids at school and at home simultaneously

Many educators say concurrent teaching is the hardest thing they’ve ever done.
  • Feb 20, 2021

D.C. schools announces spending plan for academic intervention targeting students who have fallen behind during pandemic

Funds will support one-on-one and small group tutoring programs and teacher training.
  • Feb 18, 2021

D.C. teachers union votes against strike, prompting city to withdraw request for a restraining order

Teachers showed up to work when schools reopened last week, but coronavirus safety concerns remain.
  • Feb 9, 2021

D.C. completes a week of in-person classes: Low attendance, frustrated teachers, confident principals and happy students

The first days back highlighted the complicated logistics and schedules required to partially reopen schools.
  • Feb 7, 2021

Pandemic learning takes another turn: Will teachers be in person in classrooms?

School systems across the region have hired “classroom monitors” to fill staffing gaps.
  • Feb 6, 2021

After months of planning, protests and false starts, D.C. students and teachers head to classes for first time in nearly a year

About 9,000 students are expected to be in school buildings this week, the region’s first districtwide reopening attempt.
  • Feb 2, 2021