According to WTOP’s Jack Moore, Darci Marchese and Kate Ryan, DC public schools will remain open on Wednesday, March 8 during the “Day without a Woman” strike.
D.C. Public Schools will be open Wednesday “and all students and staff are expected to be in school throughout the day so that teaching and learning can continue,” DCPS Chief of Schools John Davis said in a statement.
This decision comes after a late announcement from Alexandria City Schools reporting that they will close due to the unprecedented number of leave requests from teachers, faculty and staff.
The “Day without a Woman” campaign was started by organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, which drew massive crowds to D.C. and around the world for a peaceful demonstration on the National Mall the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Leaders of the march have criticized the president’s remarks about women. Read more here.