Late last week the Washington Post published an op-ed by Richard Whitmire that added to the growing chorus recognizing the heartening improvement in DC’s public school system.

William Day, a middle school mathematics teacher at Two Rivers Public Charter School, was selected as the 2014 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year.

Graduation rate exceeds the state's rate by 20 points.

For the fourth year in a row, the District’s fourth and eighth grade charter school students showed consistent gains in reading and math on a rigorous test known as the Trial Urban District Assessment (TU

A breakdown of the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results

The below powerpoint presentation highlights areas where charter schools are showing exceptional performance and growth.  

Below is the status of public charter schools operating on a delay: 


PCSB and public charter schools closed today.

Winter Storm Brings Icy Conditions, Some Schools Close

Due to the threat of severe weather in the area today, some schools may close early.

The Shanker Blog wrote about our Performance Management Framework.  Here's their post:  

Public charter schools share why they are proud to be Tier 1

Harmony Public School students participate in town hall with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 

Students at Democracy Prep's Harlem Prep Elementary on the first day oHarlem, New York based

Members of Congress introduced the

Thinking about starting a charter school in Washington DC?

The U.S. Department of Education has just announced the 2012 Charter School Program Exemplary Collaboration Awards competition, a new grant program for which applications are due August 29, 2012.

Thurgood Marshall Academy Physics Teacher and Instructional Specialist Honored with “Oscar of Teaching”

On October 25, Mayor Gray honored former PCSB Board Chair Brian Jones for his service and dedication to charter schools and the children of this city. Jones' tenure as a member and Chair of PCSB ended earlier this year.

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As is typical with the release of test scores, there's a lot of chatter about which scores went up, which scores went down, and then it quickly fades.

"Two Rivers is a great example . . .