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Today, Executive Director Scott Pearson released the following statement about the Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019: 

Earlier this week, we received 11 new applications from groups seeking to open a public charter school in Washington DC. If approved, the school would open in school year 2020-21. 

Read the February issue of DC Public Charter Schools Now

Operating Status for all DC Public Charter Schools on Friday, March 1, 2019. 

Every year the DC Public Charter School Board releases a guide to DC’s public charter schools. As the March 1, 2019 My School DC deadline approaches, check out our 2019-20 guide to learn about the public charter school options available.

 

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In April 2018, the DC Public Charter School Board launched a major initiative -- #TransparenSEE -- to provide detailed information about DC PCSB and public charter schools.

Every month, DC PCSB publishes a monthly newsletter highlighting the people that work in and the students that attend DC's public charter schools.

Board will meet on Monday to discuss various charter school issues.

The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) voted 5-1-1 this evening to revoke the charter of National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School, effective at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

National School Choice Week is here! The commemorative week is scheduled for January 20 – 26, 2019 and we're excited to celebrate all the diverse school options available in Washington, DC!

Tonight, the board will hear from families, students and National Collegiate PCHS representatives during the school's public hearing.  Last month the board voted to begin revocation proceedings on the school.  Read more

School to close at the end of the 2018-19 school year.  

DC’s public charter schools are independently run public schools operated by a nonprofit that gets greater flexibility over its operations in exchange for increased performance accountability.

On Saturday December 15, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business held its 2018 District of Columbia Public School Leaders Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Commencement Ceremony.

Two Harlem Globetrotters team members, Zeus and Bulldog, visited Roots Public Charter School on December 11 to celebrate Virginia McLaurin’s, 109th birthday. Ms. McLaurin is a foster grandparent at the school. This centenarian is also known for dancing with the Obama’s when she was 106.

DC Public Charter Schools will not be impacted by the Federal government shutdown. 

Summary of Board decisions on 7 Charter Schools at December 2018 meeting. 

December Board Meeting 2018

DC Charter School Board is meeting for December 2018. 

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Focus group training on preventing sexual abuse. 

Status Updates for DC Public Charter Schools due to the State Funeral of George H. W Bush on Wednesday, December 5.