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Virginia closes all public schools for rest of school year

Sophia Ibrahim

March 27, 2020

As Virginia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 254, Governor Ralph Northam announced on Monday, March 23, that all public and private schools in Virginia will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year. Initi...

DCPS schools closed until April 27

Chloe Fatsis and Max Karp

March 20, 2020

DCPS delayed the return to school to Monday, April 27, according to a DCPS announcement today. In the meantime, students will participate in distance learning. Teachers have been creating lesson plans for remote learning, wh...

Teachers plan for remote learning in event of Wilson closure

Amelia Bergeron

March 12, 2020

With dozens of schools in the DC area closing due to COVID-19 and Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring a state of emergency in the District, a DCPS closure seems increasingly likely. To prepare for a temporary shutdown, teachers have begun a...

Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

The Beacon Staff

March 12, 2020

The past few weeks, we’ve been bombarded with information and subsequent panic regarding the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. Countless social media posts, memes, and news stories have contributed to a general culture of xenopho...

DC public schools to close Monday, March 16

Chloe Fatsis

March 11, 2020

DCPS moved a Professional Development Day to Monday March 16 to advance preparation for the possibility of schools closing due to COVID-19. “DCPS is accelerating our planning timeline with teachers and school leaders to ensure that ...

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