Waiting lists and safety schools are usually things we associate with applying to college. But in the District, those words are also part of the mix when you talk about preschool. The city's most popular pre-K programs can have hundreds of children on their waiting lists.
D.C. Public Schools says the decison to tell hundreds of teachers they won't have a spot in their school during the next academic year was because of budget and enrollment issues. But the teachers' union thinks otherwise.
D.C. Public School leaders say approximately 750 teachers and staff will not have their present positions at the end of this academic year. Initially, the District had put that number at 660. But DCPS says teachers may be able to find other jobs in the school system.
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