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DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted May 20 to approve two applications to create new public charter schools for the 2014-2015 school year: Lee Montessori and Academy of Hope.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting May 20
Carlos Rosario International PCS
1100 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
6:30pm

Under the draft guidelines, applications would be due September 9, successful applicants would be announced November 18, and if fully approved, could open a new public charter school as early as in August 2014.

There are 22,130 names on waiting lists at DC charter schools for the upcoming school year, according to self-reported data from the city’s 57 charter schools compiled by DC Public Charter School Board. There are 1,410 charter school seats still available. To read more, and to learn which schools still have open seats, click:

We have once again asked schools to share with us information about waitlists and available seats. We collect this information primarily so that we can share with parents which schools still have available spaces, and how high the odds are to clear the waitlist at schools that are full.

PCSB Executive Director Scott Pearson testified at the DC Council Committee on Education Equity Roundtable on May 2. His testimony is available by clicking:

PCSB's budget hearing for Fiscal Year 2014 was on Friday, April 26 before the DC Council Committee on Education. Click "read more" for PCSB's testimony.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted April 8 to renew the charter of Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter School (“WMST PCS”) for an additional 15 years.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting 3333 14th St., NW 2nd FL Conference Room, April 15, 2013 7:30 PM

DC Public Charter School Board voted 6-0 to approve a charter renewal for Washington Math Science Technology PCS on Monday night, during a public hearing at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.

Nine charter school applicants make their case for why they should be allowed to open a public charter school in Washington, DC during public hearing

Abigail Smith served as Board Chair for E.L. Haynes PCS and facilitated common application timeline for DC charter schools

Read the reflections of DC charter school founders

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted Monday not to renew the charter of Integrated Design Electronics Academy (IDEA) Public Charter School for another 15 year-term and recommended that the school be placed on probation for three years, with several conditions that must be met or the school would close.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) received nine applications to open new public charter schools in Washington, DC.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) at its February monthly meeting approved Howard Road Academy Public Charter School's request to amend its charter to restructure its program and focus on early childhood.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is accepting public comment on a proposed Data Management Policy. The policy requires schools to enter complete and accurate data in the ProActive data system 30 days from the end of the month for which it was submitted.

DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) approved the acquisition of Septima Clark PCS by Achievement Prep Academy PCS (Achievement Prep). Septima Clark, the city’s first all-boys school, will relinquish its charter and close at the end of the school year.

 Board approves one of two applications under PCSB’s “Experienced Operator” application cycle. Rocketship Education DC was granted conditional approval to open two schools. The other applicant, DC Flex was denied.

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted at its monthly meeting February 25 to lift the proposal to revoke the charter of Imagine Southeast Public Charter School (Imagine SE) and voted to approve a School Turnaround Plan and Agreement with PCSB.

John H. “Skip” McKoy was elected Chairperson of the DC Public Charter School Board at its monthly meeting February 25. McKoy, who has served on the Board since 2008, most recently as the vice-chair, succeeds Brian W. Jones, who is completing his sixth year of board service. The Board also voted member Darren Woodruff, Ph.D., as the new vice-chair.

DC Public Charter School Board Meeting 3333 14th St., NW 2nd FL Conference Room Washington, DC 20010 February 25, 2012 7:30 PM AGENDA

DC Public Charter School Board Public Hearing Wednesday February 20, 2013 Howard Road Public Charter School 701 Howard Road, SE Washington, DC 20020 6:00-7:30PM

DC Public Charter School Board Public Hearing Tuesday February 19, 2013 THE ARC 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE Washington, DC 20020 7:00-9:00pm

DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released updated results for the 2012 Performance Management Framework (PMF) after the completion of an appeals process.