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Congratulations to the schools ranked this year!  

Five charter applicants will present testimony at 6 p.m. at Paul PCS. Watch live here

Monthly Board Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at PCSB.

PCSB's Scott Pearson responds to a recently published article.

View open seats and waitlist information for public charter schools.

Today, April 14, Judge Ronna Beck upheld the February 12, 2015 decision of PCSB to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS).

At Wednesday's, first ever Twitter Town Hall PCSB took questions about the five charter applications received in the 2015 Spring cycle. 

DC Public Charter School Board will be hosting its first Twitter Town Hall on Wednesday, April 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the five new charter applications currently open for public comment.

By Scott Pearson, Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board 

The DC Association of Chartered Public Schools (the Association) released the following statement on cross-sector planning for education in DC, co-signed by numerous public charter school leaders and the DC Special Education Cooperative.

PCSB, a purveyor of school quality through choice, is emerging as a leader in another domain-employer of choice. PCSB is ‘walking the walk’ not only in presenting quality options in education but also in creating a work environment that recruits, develops and supports top talent. 

PCSB board member, Sara Mead, discusses her viewpoint on the role of public charter schools in DC.

Five DC public charter school campuses now have a nurse to support students and promote health and wellness. With these new additions, 78 public charter school campuses now have a full- or part-time nurse, and every school has staff trained to administer medication to students.

The public is encouraged to present testimony in writing or in person at a public hearing for these charter applications.

On February 24, the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) inadvertently released personally identifiable student data in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. 

Selected DC high schools competed to present the best challenges at the Aspen Challenge competition.  

 

With 60 schools on over 100 campuses, families looking for high quality special education programming have a lot of research to do!

Charter Board Partners sits down with Naomi DeVeaux, PCSB's Deputy Director.

Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at PCSB.  Watch the livestream here.  

The GW "Prize Patrol" visited some DC public charter school students this week!

PCSB received six applications to create new public charter schools. Board will vote on May 18.

PCSB Deputy Director, Naomi DeVeaux, takes a look at equity in DC's charter sector.

Monthly board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at PCSB.