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A Response to DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson's New York Times’ column: "Real Respect is the Path to Great Teaching"

Monday, March 09, 2015 | Categories:
By Elizabeth A. Davis, President, Washington Teachers' Union

Our Vision for a Great DC Public School System

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | Categories:
Every child in the District of Columbia should have access to a fantastic neighborhood public school.

D.C. Public Schools Website Exposed Confidential Info About Students With Disabilities

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | Categories:
Hundreds of internal documents accidentally sat unprotected for years until a BuzzFeed News inquiry prompted the city to lock them up. Some documents exposed private information about students with disabilities.

WTU to Recognize King Holiday With "Read Alouds" at Schools, Promotion, of "Selma" Essay Contest

Friday, January 16, 2015 | Categories:
In recognition of the King Holiday Weekend, on Friday, January 16 the Washington Teachers¡¯ Union will hold Read Alouds at several D.C. schools. WTU leaders and members will read the book ¡°Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.¡± to students at those schools...

Statement by Washington Teachers’ Union President Elizabeth Davis on the death of Marion Barry

Monday, November 24, 2014 | Categories:
"The Washington Teachers' Union joins the Washington, DC community and others in mourning the death of former mayor and Ward 8 City Councilmember Marion Barry. A friend of educators, Councilmember Barry was an advocate for strong public schools and a fierce fighter..."

WTU President Elizabeth Davis to Serve on Mayor-Elect Bowser’s Transition Team

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Categories:
WTU President Elizabeth Davis has accepted an invitation to serve on Mayor­Elect Muriel Bowser's Education Transition Committee. She has released the following statement:

Comments by WTU President Elizabeth Davis on the "State of Our Schools"

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | Categories:
“While we applaud those District of Columbia schools and students who have experienced modest academic gains, there continues to be a major achievement gap that has left far too many of our children behind—especially those from economically disadvantaged families..."

Washington Teachers’ Union Endorses Candidates for D.C. City Council, Attorney General and School Board

Monday, September 29, 2014 | Categories:
The Washington Teachers’ Union has endorsed Rev. Graylan Hagler (at-large); Brienne Nadeau (Ward 1); and Charles Allen (Ward 6) for seats on the District of Columbia City Council. The union’s executive board also voted unanimously to support the candidacies...

Extended Day FAQ

Sunday, September 14, 2014 | Categories:
The Washington Teachers Union (WTU) recognizes the need for varied learning opportunities for our students in the District of Columbia. If we are to improve student outcomes on the whole, we should learn from effective and progressive education practices demonstrated both at home and abroad.

AFT President Kicks-Off Back-to-School Classroom Visits in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Categories:
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will kick off her back-to-school visits tomorrow at Beers Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

Expectations High as Students Return to School

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Categories:
‘With a new school year comes new opportunity. We must concentrate on real teaching and learning.’

Washington Teachers’ Union Book Fest Set This Saturday At Dorothy Height/Benning Neighborhood Library

Saturday, August 09, 2014 | Categories:
Educators and Local Leaders Will Give Away More Than 2,000 Books, Read With Children, Canvass Community With Literacy Tips and Help Students Sign Up for Library Cards

IMPACT Flaws Affect Teachers, Students and Parents

Thursday, December 26, 2013 | Categories:
Newly reported mathematical errors in the calculations of D.C. public school teachers’ IMPACT scores call the entire teacher evaluation system into question.