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Nurses at 69 public charter schools deal with everything from a scraped knee to diabetes.

Lee Montessori PCS, located in the Edgewood neighborhood in Ward 5, will open in August 2014 and serve 70 students in PK3 through first grade and add a grade each year up to sixth grade.

There has been much buzz over the past year about the expansion of Rocketship Education to our nation’s capital. Community members and partners are excited about the possibilities that Rocketship’s innovative personalized learning approach will bring to the Ward 8. In Woodland Terrace, a longstanding member of the community echoes this sentiment.

Our office will open tomorrow at 9 a.m.

An information session will be held on August 5

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Richard Whitmire discusses the charter-district relationships in an op-ed in The Washington Post.

                           

                                        

Ahead of this year's graduation ceremony, chef ambassadors from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) visited Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School to share their expertise with students, alumni and local chefs.

                                                                                    

                                                                        

“I've learned to understand that what we're doing is never finished--it can and must continuously improve because so many lives are at stake.”  -Jack McCarthy, AppleTree Early Learning PCS

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) applauds new guidance released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education outlining the current state of civil rights in the nation’s charter schools.

The U.S. Department of Education told DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) Friday that BASIS DC and Capital City PCS did not discriminate against students based on their immigration status.

“[Office of Civil Rights] made no finding that these schools had been intentionally attempting to discourage any group of students from enrolling,” according to a statement from the department.

DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB), DC’s charter authorizer, has contacted the two charter schools named by the U.S. Department of Education as – according to the Associated Press – being investigated over possible barriers to enrollment by students brought to the United States illegally.

It's National Charter School Week! House Speaker John Boehner joined Republican leaders and charter school parents, teachers and students at an event on Capitol Hill today to rally support for H.R. 10, legislation on the House floor this week that will help strengthen and expand the successful Charter School Program. 

PCSB's annual budget oversight hearing held by the Council's Committee on Education allows the Board to discuss its FY15 budget.   

Here are highlights from the Board's testimony:  

Viewers can watch sessions on PCSB's website beginning April 22

As part of the rigorous new charter school review process, PCSB has scheduled two public hearings on April 22 and 23 to invite community members to comment on this year’s eight charter school applications. 

The public hearings are an opportunity for community members to provide feedback about a proposed charter school.