One week into the academic year, the District’s school system is still struggling to meet its projected enrollment numbers and to deliver technology to some of its hardest-to-reach students. But teachers and parents also say that each day, remote learning in the nation’s capital is improving. Technology troubles are becoming less frequent, more students are showing up to virtual classes, and everyone is becoming more adept at using unfamiliar computer platforms.
When D.C. public schools closed on March 13, Na’Asia Hawkins was eight courses and five months short of walking across the graduation stage this summer. But now her courses were quickly shifting online, where Hawkins had little hope of keeping up. She had no computer, no WiFi and no idea how she would watch her 2-year-old son and do school work using her iPhone’s limited data plan.
WASHINGTON – Advocates say children tend to be the “forgotten voices” in the continuous conversation about gun violence in D.C. And yet, this trauma follows them throughout their lives.
On Saturday, an 18-year-old was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. and a kid was shot and injured in Northeast.