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“A Catalyst School program like this wouldn’t be possible without startup funds from the Education Fund. When we started, our school had numerous classrooms with few resources to help teachers teach world cultures.”

- Kyle Evans, World Cultures Coordinator, Daniel A. Payne Elementary

Case Studies

Making an IMPACT on Student Achievement: With initial funding from Fight For Children, the Education Fund provided important financial support for IMPACT, DC Public Schools’ groundbreaking assessment system for school-based personnel. Find out more.

Creating the Catalyst for Improved Performance: The DC Catalyst Project, with initial support of more than $1 million from several funders, helps schools implement and grow programs organized around themes. After a successful planning year with 13 schools, the project is now moving into the implementation phase. Find out more.


Building Capacity To Use Data: To ensure that DCPS educators have the data to make informed decisions and the tools to translate data into action, Carnegie Corporation of New York provided critical funding to help the DC Public Schools Office of Data and Accountability build its own staff capacity. Find out more.