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The following form lists the documents necessary for submitting a completed application for starting a new public charter school in the District of Columbia. Any submissions not meeting this criteria will be turned away.

When did you know you wanted to work in education? 

UPDATE: Please report residency fraud issues to OSSE

Numerous charter schools have decided to close on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30 due to Superstorm Sandy and the simultaneous Nor'easter impacting the DC area.

The DC Public Charter School Board's office are close on Tuesday, October 30 in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy and the simultaneous Nor'easter expected to impact the DC area.

Last Friday, October 5, was one of the most important school days in Washington DC.  No statewide tests were given.  Indeed the day has no academic significance at all.  The significant of October 5 is fiscal, for that is the day of the annual DC Enrollment Audit.  

 
Image credit: DC Prep

The final school in our back to school series to highlight new charter schools that opened this fall is Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) Career Academy.

Image: Creative Minds International's website

In continuation of our back to school series to highlight new charter schools (see previous entries here and here), another new school that opened its doors for the first time w

Eagle Academy's new principal, Kimberly Jackson.

One of the goals in creating charter schools was to share work and education practices with traditional schools.  That continues to happen in DC.

LAYC Career Academy's Operations Manager, Jeremy Vera moving
items into the school (Photos by Shenneth Dove-Morse)

Last week we talked about Rocketship, and why it would be good for experienced charter school operators like them to apply to open schools in DC.  We have a host of reasons why DC is a great place for o

The New Teacher Project, known for their pathbreaking reports on the teaching profession (such as the Widget Effect and Unintended Consequences

On Sunday, the Washington Post published a profile of Rocketship Education, a highly successful

Welcome to the DC Public Charter School Board's (DC PCSB) new blog! This blog was started to open a two-way dialogue about charter schools and charter school authorizing in Washington, DC.