The WTU supports the reopening of our schools, but they must reopen only when it is safe for our students, our teachers and our communities. Join with us in asking Mayor Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee to work with us to ensure protocols are in place and fully met to ensure the health of our school communities prior to reopening our schools.

Please read our petition and add your name.


Open Enrollment for the Washington Teachers Union

Open Season for the Washington Teachers Union will be July 15, 2020 through August 31, 2020.

During this time teachers will be able to join the Sick Leave and/or Maternity/Paternity Leave Banks for the 2020 through 2021 year. Click here to enroll. If you have any questions, contact or 202 517-1475.


Washington DC Teachers Release Report to Safely Reopen Schools

Teachers outline ways to protect teacher and student health while improving distance learning

Read the press release and report here. 



School Year 20-21 Budget


Your Voice is Needed NOW! Help us ensure our schools receive the funding they need for next school year.

We understand that making budget choices in a pandemic economy is challenging, but city leaders should look to the Great Recession as a cautionary tale for what can happen if we reverse investments in our schools. Nationally, less funding led to worse academic outcomes and massive layoffs of school staff, consequences that would only prolong our city’s recovery.

Help us ensure our Teacheres and Our Students have what they need to succeed in the next school year.


Click here to learn more & TAKE ACTION


Read our Demands for Great Schools



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