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.  

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.

Charter school enrollment growth is the slowest in history as the Board prioritizes school quality.

All DC public charter schools will be closed Friday, March 6.

PCSB's office and many DC public charter schools will be closed Thursday, March 5.

D.C.’s Equity Reports are promoting transparency, equity, autonomy, and choice by providing unprecedented data about school performance.

Applicants from across the country plan to submit an application to open a public charter school in DC.

New Board Member Nominated

This brief highlights the discussions and motions made at the February public hearing and board meeting.  

More than 60% of school leaders 'Agree' or 'Strongly Agree' that PCSB is both constantly improving oversight and implementing its policies fairly.

Join representatives from PCSB, Friendship PCS and DCPS to learn about school options for the 2015-16 school year. 

Monthly meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Gala Hispanic Theater.  

PCSB voted 5-0 today to revoke the charter of Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS).  The reasons for this decision are outlined here.

PCSB Board Chair John "Skip" McKoy testified about PCSB's performance before the DC Council.