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Save the Date - January 12, 2015

DC Ed Fund proudly hosts the fifth annual Standing Ovation for DC Teachers at the Kennedy Center this year on Monday, January 12, 2015. Please save the date and join us to celebrate DCPS' best and brightest educators. 


Blended Learning Accelerates Achievement

With DC Ed Fund's support, DCPS will build blended learning feeder patterns to provide students with access to this innovative instructional approach throughout their K-12 experience. Public/private partnerships are key to the success of this expansion. 


Targeted Literacy Initiative Creates a Culture of Reading
Now in Year Two, the Targeted Literacy Initiative has created more cohesive, responsive and meaningful teacher learning communities in the five participating schools and brings literacy supports that strengthens a culture of reading in the school community.



Expanding Family Engagement

DC Ed Fund, in partnership with Flamboyan Foundation, is expanding the Family Engagement Partnership program from the current 15 schools to an additional 14 schools over the next two years. 


Align Evaluator Training Provides Consistency
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Align platform allows DCPS to provide consistent, comprehensive and in-depth training and video-based practice opportunities to all adminstrators responsible for evaluating teachers in IMPACT.

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2013 DC CAS Results  

This year’s results show modest gains in math and minimal growth in reading overall: 51.1 percent of students are proficient in math, up 1.6 percentage points from the previous year and  47.7 percent of students are proficient in reading, up 0.3 percentage points from 2013. The greatest gains in tested grades were made by DCPS’ high schools, with proficiency rates in both 10th grade math and 10th reading growing 4.1 percentage points.

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Join Us on July 15 for the Kastles Charity Classic  

Tickets are available for the Washington Kastles Celebrity Charity Classic. Proceeds from the event support DC Ed Fund. 


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DCPS Launches New National Recruitment Campaign   Earlier this month, DCPS unveiled a new national recruitment campaign it is launching as part of an expanded effort to ensure that it has the most effective teachers, principals, and central office staff in the nation.        Key components of this new campaign include: Launch of, a new recruitment website, establishment of the "Capital Commitment Fellowship", and a social media campaign. 


A Capital Commitment

The years 2012 to 2017 will be a time of dramatic progress for the District of Columbia Public Schools. With this strategic plan, we recommit DCPS to providing every student with a safe, academically challenging, and inspiring learning experience. 

DCPS’ five-year strategic plan, A Capital Commitment, provides a roadmap for building DCPS into a high quality, vibrant school district that earns the confidence of our community. The plan defines an overarching purpose as well as five goals that will guide DCPS’ work through 2017.

To learn more, click here.

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