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2013-14 High Quality Schools Campaign Final Report

Read the 2013-14 High Quality Schools Campaign Final Report.

As DCSRN's current leading initiative, the HQSC helps families navigate the DC school choice application process. This report provides a summary of the implementation, results and future direction from the latest campaign.

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10 Key Education Questions

The DC general election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014. DCSRN has developed 10 key education questions for DC families and community members to consider in the mayoral candidates.

Get informed and don't forget to vote! #DCision14


2014 DC EdFEST

Join DC School Reform Now at the 2014 DC EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair.

This year, EdFEST takes place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the DC Armory.

See you there!

Sponsor a DC Family

The 2014-15 High Quality Schools Campaign is about to launch and DCSRN now has access to more families than the staffing capacity to serve them.

It takes approximatly $150 to support each HQSC family. Donate today to sponsor a family in competing this year for the quality public school seats available.

School Boundaries

DC Mayor Vincent Gray authorized new school boundaries that are slated to go into effect for the 2015-16 school year and that will in coming years change the assigned schools for tens of thousands of students.

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What is No Child Left Behind?

The Basics:
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a national law that was established in 2002. Its goal was for all students in grades 3-11 to perform on grade level in reading and math by 2014.

What it means for schools:
NCLB created new rules for schools receiving Title I money from the government. Under NCLB, Title I schools must:

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What is AYP?

The Basics:
AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress. AYP is the system states use to measure each school’s progress toward the goal of all students performing on grade level by 2014.

What it means for schools:
When schools fail to meet AYP they go through 3 stages: School Improvement, Corrective Action, and Restructuring.

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What is Title I?

The Basics:
Title I is a national government program that gives money to schools with a high number of low-income students.

What it means for schools:
Schools must use these funds only to help students who are failing to meet state standards. If more than 40% of a school’s students are from low-income families then the school may use the funds for school-wide programs.

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What is a charter school?

The Basics:
Charter schools are public schools that do not have to follow all of the regulations that traditional public schools do. Charter schools must report to the state or local school board every 3-5 years and show that they have made academic gains with students in order to stay open.

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