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Read a recently published Viewpoint piece in The Northwest Current.

For the first time, the DC Public Charter School Board announced results of its quality PMF ratings for adult education public charter schools.

Setting high standards and holding schools accountable for results are “critically important” to the board and to the city’s students.

"The results also show that DC public charter schools, on the whole, continue to outpace the state on most of these results."

Scores show many students on target for college and readiness.

On November 21, members of our staff attended the Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy Community Teach-In

Washington DC released its annual Equity Reports, Board Member Sara Mead takes a look at the data.  

The DC Public Charter School Board published a new report that looked at the results of DC's public charter schools to determine the impact in DC of diverse schools in three areas: student proficiency, year to year academic growth of individual students (measured by median growth percentile and the likelihood of being suspended from school. 

DC Scholars, Creative Minds and Paul PCS celebrated the opening of their newly renovated schools and IDEA PCS opened a new career and technical program.

New report details student make-up districtwide and in public charter and traditional schools


DC Prep, KIPP DC, and Thurgood Marshall PCS have each won a $10,000 award for using data in innovative and impactful ways to address challenges that DC youth face. 

My School DC Education Festival (EdFEST) comes to the DC Armory on Saturday December 12 from 11 a.m. -  3 p.m.

 EdFEST presents DC’s many PK3 to 12 public education options available. This event allows families and students to see and hear from the city’s public and public charter schools.

This month's board meeting will be held at Carlos Rosario PCS (1100 Harvard St NW) on Monday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Barbara was a long-time advocate of public education. 

Three out of every four public charter school students are  African Americans.  For the first time in 2015, the average score on the national assessment shows African Americans attending a DC public charter school met or exceeded the national average in both mathematics and reading.

“In DC’s public charter schools, NAEP shows six years of steady improvement, which is good news for District students and families. We've cut the distance between DC and the rest of the nation's performance in half since 2009. We have every expectation that trend will continue."

During a briefing with DC's City Councilmembers, DC's education leaders released the results of the PARCC.  Below are Executive Director Scott Pearson's remarks at the briefing: 

This month's board meeting will take place on October 2 at 6:30 p.m. at DC International School PCS.

On October 20, more than 100 students, parents, and school leaders from dozens of public charter schools met with DC councilmembers to talk about the positive impact public charter schools are having on students.

"For the fourth year in a row both DCPS and public charter schools have added students...That’s good for the city and good for families." -Scott Pearson

More than 200 teachers and administrators from all over DC came together to attend workshops and hear lectures on innovative approaches to classroom management and the benefits of mindfulness in the classroom. 

On September 18, several members of the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools and A for Arizona came to DC to learn about some of PCSB’s innovative authorizing practices several key topic areas; including: school closures and the PMF. 

DC Hispanic public charter school students are graduating at higher rates than students nationwide. 

Congratulations to KIPP DC Principal Jessica Cunningham!

On a recent weekday, about a dozen immigrant women were learning about Microsoft Word at the Briya Public Charter School in D.C. Adult students at the school in Adams Morgan learn practical skills like computing, while they learn English.