DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to announce hybrid in-person, virtual learning for District schools: sources

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce that schools will reopen with both in-person and virtual learning this year.

Two sources – including Washington Teachers Union President Elizabeth Davis – confirmed the model for FOX 5’s Evan Lambert. Davis says the school district will reopen with a two-day in-person and three-day virtual model. 

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The mayor will reportedly announce the model during a Thursday news conference.

During a Wednesday update on the District’s response to the novel coronavirus, Bowser did indicate that more details on school reopening would be provided on Thursday.

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D.C. – like its neighbors Maryland and Virginia – shut down schools during the onset of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Districts in the DMV and throughout the country are pondering a number of models as they prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

On Wednesday, Prince George’s County school official announced that their district will implement distance learning from Aug. 31 through Jan. 29.

READ MORE: Prince George’s County to begin school year with distance learning

Montgomery County and Arlington schools have made similar announcements recently.