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Parent involvement is key to a student's success. The DC Public Charter School Board seeks parents of currently enrolled public charter school students to join its Parent Council.

Public charter school students tend to travel farthest to the schools in the highest demand, which are located in Wards 4, 5, and 6.

Where public charter school students live and go to school in 2016-2017

The Board will hold its monthly meeting on Monday May 22 at Mundo Verde PCS.  Read the agenda and/or watch the webcast.  

Due to SafeTrack Surge 15, the Orange Line Metrorail service will not operate between the Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton stations from Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, June 15, 2017.

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week Every day teachers across the country inspire and motivate students to reach their potential. In DC, public charter schools employ about 3,250 teachers. We reached out to a few of them to learn more about why they love their public charter school.

The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) voted 6-1 to continue the charter of LAYC Career Academy PCS. The school will continue to operate under more rigorous and measurable goals.  

The Board will hold a special meeting.  The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and will webcast.  

The DC City Council, National Charter Schools Week, David Grosso

DC City Council Officially Recognizes National Charter Schools Week. 

The Board will hold a meeting to discuss and hear from the public about the proposed new charter applications.  

Video on charter school authorizers working to expand and ensure all students have access to quality schools. 

More information about the Learning Center. 

Councilmember Silverman introduced legislations to help Adult Learners Transit Subsidy Amendment Act of 2017.

The Board will hold its monthly board meeting on Monday April 24 at 6:30 p.m.  The community is invited to watch the webcast or attend in-person.    

The Principal and Teacher of Year Awards Finalists. 

Read about one parent's experience at the White House Easter Egg Roll.  The event welcomed students from around the area.  

Roots PCS Bernida Thompson, Ed.D., responded Washington Post article. 

A public hearing will be held at LAYC Career Academy PCS on April 12 at 7 pm. View the agenda and watch the webcast.    

There are 9,703 individual students on waitlists to attend one or more PK-12 public charter schools in the 2017-18 school year, an 12.3% increase over last year’s 8,640 students. In total 23,448 students are on a waitlist at any PK-12 school, this is an increase from 20,880 last year. 

DC PCSB Executive Director Scott Pearson statement on Mayor’s FY18 Budget.

Somerset Prep Academy PCS 11th grade scholars visited George Mason University

Each year, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers Leaders Program brings together 12 emerging leaders in the authorizing field to grow their leadership skills, learn from each other and industry coaches, and develop their vision of quality authorizing.

DC Fiscal Policy Institute supports fully funding citywide education.

Statement on School Accountability Standards

The Board votes to initiate the revocation process for a public charter school.