Fresh Off a Three-Year Contract Fight, DCPS and the Teachers’ Union Seem to be Headed for Another Long Impasse - The WTU says DCPS still hasn’t come back to the table, even as the clock has started ticking to avoid another delayed contract.

Washington City Paper reported on DCPS' lack of urgency in returning to the bargaining table, thus allowing the DC Teachers contract to expire on September 30th, 2023. Read the full story here.

Violent Crime is Surging in DC this year: 'We just stood there and screamed' - A 38% spike in homicides is upending life for residents and businesses

Wall Street Journal reported in 2023 DC saw the largest spike in homicides compared to major cities (24% in Los Angeles, 19% in Houston, 18% in Philadelphia, 12% in Chicago, and 11% in New York City.) Read the full article here.

Most Powerful Women in Washington - Education Powers

Washingtonian Magazine named WTU President Jacqueline Pogue Lyons as one of the most powerful women in education in DC. Read the full story here.

Student, bystander killed in shootings as D.C. homicide total grows

The Washington Post reported on the killing of a bystander/16-year-old student, Maurice Jackson Jr., a junior at Dunbar high school. Read the full story here. 


SE DC elementary riddled by bullets during school hours Monday, principal says

Channel 7 News reported on Staunton ES locked down after bullets struck kindergarten and 5th grade classroom. Watch the full story here.

A month after turning 17, he was killed on his way to work

Washington Post reported on the death of a 17-year-old Antonio Cunnington, a DC student, shot on his way to work. Read the full story here.

News Channel 4 - Teen Boy Shot and Killed in Northwest DC

News Channel 4 reported on the death of a teenage high school student shot by another student outside Dunbar High School today. Watch the full story here.

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