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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.

Six DC public charter school teachers have joined six teachers from the DC Public Schools system as the first class of CityBridge Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund Education Innovation Fellows. 

Today’s Washington Post story on the steady growth of DC charter school enrollment talks about charter school market share, and whether or wh

In an earlier blog post, I addressed what I thought was missing from this Washington Post

Friday Reuters published an article raising some disturbing issues concerning the way some charter schools around the nation create barriers to certain families.  The Reuters article describes

There’s been some increased focus as of late on “dropout factories,” a term that refers to high schools that do not graduate a significant portion of their students. U.S. Secretary for Education Arne S.

There was a time in DC, not too long ago, when a parent who wanted to compare two charter school programs was out of luck.

They arrived in our Columbia Heights office clutching heavy binders and hopes and dreams - nine groups looking to start new charter schools in DC turned in their applications this month. 

There's an interesting new report out from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute comparing DC CAS in public school and public charter school

Executive Director Scott Pearson (@sdpearson) and Board Chair John (Skip) McKoy (@johnhmckoy) will appear before the D.C.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has nominated Abigail Smith to be the next Deputy Mayor for Education. We are excited by the prospect of Abigail stepping into this critical role.

If you think March Madness is just college basketball, think again.  Parents in Washington, DC participate in “March Madness” of their own as they hunt for that wonderful school – whether it’s a charter school or a traditional DC public school.  T

DC Public Charter School Board voted 6-0 to approve a charter renewal for Washington Math Science Techno

DC’s state education agency, OSSE, released today the results of their annual testing integrity study.  This study examined testing irregula

PCSB announces the agenda for its monthly board meeting on March 18.

Most charter schools this year have an application deadline of Friday March 15. Here is a list of all DC charter schools and which grades are accepting applications.

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