DC Charters Are Providing High Quality Education Options

San Franciso 49ers tight end Vernon Davis visits Paul Public Charter School.

Jones dispenses advice to his successors, newly approved PCSB Board Members Herb Tillery and Barbara Nophlin.

John "Skip" McKoy, PCSB Board Chair, discusses the recently introduced education bills.

The 2013-14 Application Guidelines for Experienced Charter Operators now available.

The Board will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at THEARC Theater.

Today the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford (CREDO) published the long-awaited update to their 2009 study of charter school outcomes.

Scott Pearson is one of four education leaders recognized for successfully working to create high-quality educational options for families.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting THEARC Theater 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington DC 20020

Sara Mead, Barbara Nophlin, and Herb Tillery testified before the D.C. Council about how their background and experiences in education will help PCSB fulfill its mission.

Executive Director Scott Pearson recently blogged about the facilities inequities between DC Public Schools and public charter schools.

With graduation season in full swing, this year 20 schools will hold ceremonies from May 31 until August 8. Two schools will hold graduation ceremonies for the first time: National Collegiate Preparatory and KIPP DC College Preparatory.

PCSB office will be open. Here is an updated list of the operating status of public charter schools.

PCSB recently approved approve a new accrediting body. KIPP Foundation, a national network of college-prep schools, was unanimously approved to act as an accrediting body for DC public charter schools.

Last enrollment season more than 85 charter schools came together for the first time in an effort to ease the application process for families by agreeing to a common application date of March 15.

PCSB's board meetings will not be on the third Mondays in Summer 2013. The June board meeting will take place on June 24, and and the July and August board meetings will be combined into a single meeting on July 29.

Parents, are you interested in language-immersion options for your children? On Monday, May 20, PCSB will be holding a public hearing about the future DC International charter school (DCI).

PCSB has enrollment and waitlist information from all the public charter schools for the upcoming school year. Still looking to enroll? Click here to find out which schools still have open seats.

It’s budget season in DC and the Washington Post recently ran 

DC PCSB Executive Director Scott Pearson will be among the featured panelists at a Washington Post forum on The State of District Education the evening of Wed

DC PCSB is an exceptional model of using ongoing assessments to foster positive growth in schools, a key pillar of portfolio school district strategy, according to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.