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The DC Public Charter School Board has cancelled its October Board meeting which was scheduled for Monday October 17, 2011.

Want to find out how to open a charter school in the District of Columbia? Then attend an information session for prospective charter school applicants on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today released its 2012 Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.

Materials pertaining to the DC Public Education Finance Reform Commission's (PEFRC)first meeting are now available.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (Board/PCSB) at its September 19th meeting approved the 2012 Charter Application Guidelines for establishing a public charter school in the District of Columbia.

Per DC Official Code § 38-2916, a Public Education Finance Reform Commission (PEFRC) has been appointed to study and report on revisions to the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF). The Commission will convene on Tuesday, September 27th from 4:30-7:00pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Several DC public charter schools will be closed today, due to yesterday's earthquake.

The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board seeks proposals from independent certified public accountants or accounting firms to be selected for an “Approved Auditor List”.

Parents will have additional charter schools to choose from when four new schools open in the District of Columbia later this month.

DC Council Chairman, Kwame Brown sent the D.C. Public Charter School community a letter congratulating charter schools on improvement on student DC CAS scores.

DC public charter school students across the city showed impressive gains in both reading and mathematics on the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) tests.

With the theme, “Staying the Course Toward Quality” the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) today released its 2011 Annual Report. The theme reflects the Board’s intention to build upon the solid foundation of charter school sector growth, high levels of accountability and continued improvement in student academic outcomes.

The D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System (DC CAS) test results, released by the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) today, show overall improvement in test performance by a majority of the city’s public charter schools.

The monthly Board meeting of the D.C. Public Charter School Board scheduled for today, Monday, June 20, 2011, has been cancelled.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) recently accepted the School for Arts In Learning (SAIL) Public Charter School’s request to relinquish its charter. The school recently announced that it did not have the financial resources to effectively sustain its operations and would be forced to close on June 15th – eight days short of the full school year. After meeting with officials at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the PCSB committed today to making funds available to enable the school to remain open until June 24, 2011 – the official end of the school year.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will host a community forum and enrollment fair on Thursday June 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for the families of Nia Community Public Charter School at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, 4103 Benning Road, NE, Washington, DC 20019.

At a special meeting May 24, 2011, the D.C Public Charter School Board (PCSB), voted to grant a one-year conditional charter continuance for the William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts (WEDJ).

The community forum and enrollment fair for the families of Nia Community Public Charter School scheduled for today, Wednesday May 25, at 6:00pm, has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced by the end of this week.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board will convene a special meeting today Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Board’s offices at 3333 14th Street, NW, 2nd Floor Conf. Room.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) will host two community forums and enrollment fairs this week for the families of Nia Community Public Charter School and Ideal Academy Public Charter School.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) last night rejected its own proposal to revoke the charter of Ideal Academy Public Charter School.

On May 9, 2011, the D.C. Superior Court upheld the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s (PCSB) decision to revoke the charter of the Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School (KIMA).

The principal of Hope Community Public Charter School’s Tolson Campus, Dr. Chloe Marshall and SEED Public Charter School Middle School English teacher, Christina Williams are the 2011 winners of the Washington Post’s Distinguished Educational Leadership Award and the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award in the charter school category.

Josephine Baker, a pioneer of the DC charter school movement, announced today that she will step down from her post as executive director of the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) at the end of May.

The D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is playing its part as an authorizer of one of the largest charter school sectors in the nation by hosting a discussion on the Role of Quality and Innovation in D.C. Charter Schools on Thursday, May 5th at 5:30pm – 7:30 pm.