From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., First Lady Jill Biden, and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona joined the Mayor at Brookland Middle School to tour a classroom, showcase safe, in-person learning and to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We thank President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Secretary Cardona for visiting with our Brookland Middle School community and witnessing first-hand the excitement that only a class of joyful students can deliver. We continue to be grateful for the dedication and hard work of those in our school communities for their creativity, flexibility, and resilience over the past two years and, now, their support of a strong reopening of our schools.
“We know that our students thrive and do their best when they are in school – surrounded by their classmates, teachers, mentors, and all that makes being a student a life-changing experience. Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the District received more than $386 million in American Rescue Plan funding to safely reopen our schools, support student and staff well-being, and accelerate learning for those most impacted by the pandemic. Through tireless planning and targeted investments, schools across the District have stood up strong, layered health and safety measures that protect our students, staff, and families, including universal masking, enhanced air filtration systems, and a vaccination requirement for all school staff.”
Happening Now: The President and First Lady deliver remarks on how the Administration is helping keep students safe in classrooms. https://t.co/iGyG4AFRly
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 10, 2021
photo by Sarah Mayotte From DC Fire and EMS: “1 Alarm Fire fire 4900 Bates Rd. NE. Large pile of debris burning at trash transfer station. Setting up exterior master…
via google maps From MPD: “On 9/18/21 at approximately 9:12pm, Fourth District Units responded to the 1300 block of Nicholson Street, NW for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival,…
photo by Mark Andre Thanks to Mark Alan Andre for sharing these awesome photos this morning:
13th and U Street, NW Readers reported: “10 and 15 shots fired on the corner of 13th and U at 12:50am.”