Students in Ms. Heather Thomas’ eighth grade math class sit in awe as they receive words of encouragement from President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By AFRO Staff

More than 50,000 scholars were welcomed back to District of Columbia Public Schools on Aug. 28. Elected officials joined two select schools to uplift and inspire
scholars to start their year on a good note. Raymond Elementary School and Eliot Hine Middle School were both visited by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in addition to a few other special guests: President of the United States Joe Biden and his wife, first lady Jill Biden.