Washington DC released its annual Equity Reports, Board Member Sara Mead takes a look at the data.  

DC Scholars, Creative Minds and Paul PCS celebrated the opening of their newly renovated schools and IDEA PCS opened a new career and technical program.

DC Prep, KIPP DC, and Thurgood Marshall PCS have each won a $10,000 award for using data in innovative and impactful ways to address challenges that DC youth face. 

My School DC Education Festival (EdFEST) comes to the DC Armory on Saturday December 12 from 11 a.m. -  3 p.m.

 EdFEST presents DC’s many PK3 to 12 public education options available. This event allows families and students to see and hear from the city’s public and public charter schools.

This month's board meeting will be held at Carlos Rosario PCS (1100 Harvard St NW) on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Barbara was a long-time advocate of public education. 

Three out of every four public charter school students are  African Americans.  For the first time in 2015, the average score on the national assessment shows African Americans attending a DC public charter school met or exceeded the national average in both mathematics and reading.

During a briefing with DC's City Councilmembers, DC's education leaders released the results of the PARCC.  Below are Executive Director Scott Pearson's remarks at the briefing: 

This month's board meeting will take place on October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at DC International School PCS.

On October 20, more than 100 students, parents, and school leaders from dozens of public charter schools met with DC councilmembers to talk about the positive impact public charter schools are having on students.

"For the fourth year in a row both DCPS and public charter schools have added students...That’s good for the city and good for families." -Scott Pearson

More than 200 teachers and administrators from all over DC came together to attend workshops and hear lectures on innovative approaches to classroom management and the benefits of mindfulness in the classroom. 

On September 18, several members of the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools and A for Arizona came to DC to learn about some of PCSB’s innovative authorizing practices several key topic areas; including: school closures and the PMF. 

DC Hispanic public charter school students are graduating at higher rates than students nationwide. 

Congratulations to KIPP DC Principal Jessica Cunningham!

On a recent weekday, about a dozen immigrant women were learning about Microsoft Word at the Briya Public Charter School in D.C. Adult students at the school in Adams Morgan learn practical skills like computing, while they learn English.

DCPCSB recently completed a facilities survey of 62 public charter school nonprofits in Washington, DC, which collectively operate 115 schools in 109 separate facilities.

This year in celebration of the National Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Week, the DC Adult and Family Literacy Coalition hosted its 2nd annual city-wide essay contest for adult learners.

This summer, Forte International, an organization facilitating governmental exchanges between the United States and China, hosted a group of delegates from the Shanghai Jingan District Education Bureau in Washington DC.

Many people believe public charter schools only serve a population of students that may be “easier” to educate, which may lead to better learning outcomes. However, DC’s public charter schools serve a student population that is equally, or at times more, disadvantaged than students enrolled in DC’s traditional school system.

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Find out more information on how the 2015 Papal Visit will affect schools next week.

This month's board meeting will now be taking place at PCSB's office: 3333 14th Street NW Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010.