A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers
Last year, DC Public Education Fund hosted the first A Standing Ovation for DC Teachers celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. While DC Public Education Fund hosted, the event was a gift from the entire city meant to elevate the profiles of teachers in our city, and engage the broader community in the transformation of our schools. The business, arts, and philanthropic communities joined together and contributed generously to celebrate the men and women of DC Public Schools who earned the honor of being rated highly effective educators. A Standing Ovation also raised funds to support development of DCPS teachers, schools, and programs. This year, we will come together once again for Standing Ovation on September 19, 2011. Please visit the links below for a recap of last year and for details about this year's event.
Blue Ribbons for DC Teachers 2012
On May 2, 2011, DC Public Education Fund launched the first annual Blue Ribbons for DC Teachers campaign, to engage the DC community in expressing support for DC’s great teachers. All too often, the dedicated work of DC teachers goes unrecognized. This year, the DC Public Education Fund is working with area partners to make sure that our teachers feel appreciated and recognized for all that they do. From May 7 to 12, 2012, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, DC Public Education Fund invites you to join us as we honor DC's best and brightest educators. Learn more below:
Young Professional Committee
The Young Professional Committee (YPC) was chartered in February 2010 to support strategic education reform within DCPS by increasing the number of people who are knowledgeable about DCPS and education reform and by raising funds to support efforts to improve public education in Washington, DC.