District of Columbia Public Schools
The District of Columbia Public Schools system educates over 51,000 students across 111 schools. The system is governed by a Chancellor and a network of superintendents.
The D.C. Public Schools have been vocal about their support of adapting Critical Race Theory (CRT) principles into the school district. In a publication by D.C. Policy Center, DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee has emphasized that civics education also needs to incorporate CRT. The district is also requiring that all staff be vaccinated for the 2021-2022 school year as well as enforcing mask mandates for all, regardless of vaccination status.
Updated – October 4, 2021