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On December 5, 2018, we held a focus group session with charter school leaders in partnership with Praesidium, an industry leading consultant we are collaborating with in sex abuse prevention work.

Status Updates for DC Public Charter Schools due to the State Funeral of George H. W Bush on Wednesday, December 5.

Tier One, DC PUblic Charter Schools, Quality

On November 29, we held our annual event that honors DC's top performing public charter schools and

On Thursday, November 29, DC PCSB will honor 11 Best Practices Award recipients at its Celebrating Best Practices in Public Charter School Education event. Each honoree demonstrates dedication and has a positive impact on their schools and students. 

School to open in 2021-22 in Ward 8

Every public charter school in Washington, DC gets a 15-year contract, called a “charter,” that holds the school accountable to applicable law and performance standards. 

Weather Status Updates for all DC Public Charter Schools on Thursday, November 15, 2018. 

Graduation rates are the number of students graduating from high school in four years (even though some graduates take longer). The four-year rate for this past 2017-18 academic year for public charter school students was 72.4%, a slight drop of 1.0% - from 73.4%.

Graduation rates are the number of students graduating from high school in four years. 

More Students Attend Public Charter Schools this Year, While Market Share Declines For the First Time. 

School Quality Report Update

Breaking Down the School Quality Reports. 

Highlights of School Quality Reports

DC PCSB currently has six schools that meet the standard for the Alternative Accountability Framework (AAF). Each school has individualized goals and academic achievement expectations tailored to its programs.

The Adult Education School Quality Report measures program effectiveness by tracking student progress, student achievement, progress on mission-specific measures, and environmental indicators such as attendance and retention.

The DC Charter School Board will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 15, 2018.

KIPP DC Promise Academy

KIPP DC - Promise Academy PCS receives 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award

The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) is hosting three community conversations in Washington, DC. We want to hear from residents about the type of school programs that they would like in the city.

Best Practices, Awards, DC PCSB

Award Nominations for DC Public Charter Schools

Agenda for the September 2018 Board Meeting. 

The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) received one proposal from the LEARN Charter School Network (LEARN) seeking to open a new public charter school in Washington, DC.

Back to School, 2018, DC PCSB, First Day of School, DC Public Charter Schools

Here is a list of Back to School events. 

 

Back to School, Instagram Challenge, It Takes A City, ItTakesACity

Back to School Photo Challenge

Student Enrollment, DC PCSB, At Risk Students, SPED

DC Public Charter Schools Serve Higher Percentages of At-Risk Students and High Needs Special Education Students than DC’s Traditional Public Schools. 

Lead Testing in Public Charter Schools for 2017-2018 School Year