PCSB's Senior Equity and Fidelity Manager, Rashida Young, was invited to speak at the DC Council Hearing on Truancy and Attendance led by Phil Mendelson, Chairman. Young's remarks (as prepared for delivery):
"Good morning, and thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the important issue of truancy. My name is Rashida Young, and I am the Senior Manager of the Equity and Fidelity team at the DC Public Charter School Board, or PCSB.
After learning that the school has engaged in a pattern of fiscal mismanagement by misusing public funds, the Board voted to initiate revocation of the school’s charter.
Under conditions approved by PCSB, school is expected to improve its academic performance.
PCSB's Executive Director Scott Pearson was invited to speak at Mayor-Elect Bowser's Education Public Engagement Forum. His speech focused on the importance of charter schools providing quality educational choices to families in the District.
Pearson's remarks (as prepared for delivery):
"PCSB is DC’s charter school authorizer. This year we oversee 112 schools run by 61 non-profit organizations that serve more than 38,000 students, or 44% of the public school population, a percentage that has held steady from last year to this year.
The hearing will be held on December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the school and livestream.
The new report finds parents believe schools are getting better and more needs to be done to improve the number of high performing schools.
Students and parents make the choice and the independent My School DC uses a random lottery to fill the available public charter school seats.
Today, the charter school community remembers Marion Barry Jr.'s contribution to the education reform movement in Washington, D.C.
Andy Smarick believes Washington, DC is on track to follow New Orleans in developing the urban school district of the future.
Tensions inherently arise when developing accountability systems that need to serve multiple interests and stakeholders.
As students in DC continue to attend public charter schools, judging the quality of the education programs becomes increasingly important.
Why is the charter school sector in DC so strong, especially when compared to other cities that have high charter market shares, but much lower performance?
Watch Board officials and Mayor Gray announce the results of the 2014 Performance Management Framework (PMF).
Education Week highlights Two Rivers PCS' long-standing commitment to the intellectual courage and professional growth of its teachers.
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.
An information session will be held on August 5
DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB), the Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) released a joint report analyzing the financial health of all 57 DC public charter school LEAs (local education agencies).
View the full report
Academy of Hope PCS plans to relocate to a new location in Ward 8. The Board will hold a public hearing on July 21 to discuss the school’s request to move 1.1 miles from its current location to 421 Alabama Avenue SE.