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Expanding Blended Learning Models

With generous support of Google, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and an anonymous donor, DCPS hired a blended learning team that has overseen the implementation of New Classrooms' Teacher to One: Math program at Hart Middle School and elementary blended learning program at Randle Highlands and Ketchum.


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.


Thank You Sponsors

On November 4, 2013, DC Public Education Fund proudly hosted the fourth annual Standing Ovation for DC Teachers at the Kennedy Center, where we applauded over 1,300 highly effective educators in DC Public Schools thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. 

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Art Night: Art Showcase and Auction to Benefit DC Public Schools  

DC Ed Fund is recruiting art teachers and students to create original art for Art Night: A Showcase of DCPS Student Art and Auction - May 6- 16th, 2014.  Proceeds benefit DCPS arts programming at schools. Learn more about how to get involved today. 

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Increased Access to Technology Across the District  

Thanks to the generous support of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Gamba Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor, DCPS has expanded its full blended learnign model to Ketcham Elementary School and Randle Highlands Elementary School. 

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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.

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