While we long to return to our school buildings, we are concerned about the safety of our students, school staff, and communities. On October 5th, Mayor Bowser announced a plan to return 21,000 students to our elementary school buildings in the coming ahead. Just days later, the Mayor extended our city’s public health emergency through the end of the year. Her plans to reopen schools will needlessly expose thousands to unnecessary risks and disrupt student learning.

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 to in-person learning.

Please read our petition and add your name.



The Voice of Education in DC

The Washington Teachers' Union advocates for funding and education policies to ensure that ALL students - regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, zip code, or luck in a school lottery - receive world class educational opportunities that empower them to fulfill their limitless potential.

Join us in advocating for our students, schools, and teachers.


The success of our schools - and our teachers - is the direct result of the policies and funding priorities managed by DCPS and put into place by the lawmakers of Washington, D.C. Join us in promoting solutions that put students & teachers first.



Read our Demands for Great Schools


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