“In considering how to best support DC Public Schools, it was incredibly valuable to have an independent, professionally managed fund to help us identify a project aligned to our giving strategy and serve as an accountable steward of our funds.”
- Michela English, President and CEO, Fight For Children
2013 DC CAS Results July 31, 2014
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.
DC Ed Fund Awarded $700K Grant by the Wallace Foundation June 24, 2014
DC Public Schools partnered with DC Ed Fund to secure $700,000 over two years from the Wallace Foundation's Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI) grant competition. Learn more about from Lyndsey Layton's article in The Washington Post.
Thank You for Supporting ArtsNowDC June 20, 2014
Thank you for supporting us yesterday for Do More 24, United Way of the National Capital Area’s annual 24-hour fundraising event. We raised over $10,000 for ArtsNowDC, a special fund for arts programs in DC Public Schools (DCPS).
Do More for ArtsNowDC on June 19 June 10, 2014
We are excited to participate in Do More 24, United Way of the National Capital Area’s annual 24-hour fundraising event, on Thursday, June 19.We invite you to Do More on June 19 by making a contribution to support ArtsNowDC, a special fund for arts programs in DC Public Schools (DCPS).
Celebrate the Arts at the Fourth Annual Art Night May 6, 2014
Art Night celebrates the arts in DC Public Schools and features over fifty pieces of original artwork from students at all grade levels and teachers. This week-long showcase takes place at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from May 6 through 14, and culminates with an evening reception and auction on Wednesday, May 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (VIP reception begins at 6:00 pm).
Join Us for Art Night 2014 April 28, 2014
Join Us on May 14th for Art Night: Art Showcase and Auction to Benefit DC Public Schools. Proceeds benefit DC Ed Fund and arts programming in DCPS. Learn more about how to get involved today.
Art Night: Art Showcase and Auction to Benefit DC Public Schools February 21, 2014
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.
Increased Access to Technology Across the District February 5, 2014
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.
Study Reveals Positive Outcomes with Blended Learning January 31, 2014
DCPS sees great potential in blended learning to accelerate student achievement and support teachers through small group instruction, data teachers can use in real time and personalized learning, addressing unique student needs. DCPS’ blended learning work was recently featured in a case study by the American Enterprise Institute, noting the ways in which DCPS is taking the lead nation in providing access to online learning and technology, among other findings.