DC School Reform Now is educating, organizing and advocating to build support for public education strategies that prepare kids to become college and career ready.
First DCPS Virtual School Tours!

Check out DCSRN's very first DCPS virtual school tours, featuring Leckie Elementary School and Kelly Miller Middle School!

Take a tour of these quality Ward 8 elementary and Ward 7 middle schools, which are the very first right-to-attend schools in DCSRN's virtual school tours catalog.

Save the Date: Ward 8 Enrollment Fair

Join DCSRN at the 3rd Annual Ward 8 Public School Enrollment Fair. This event is meant to provide families east of the river with greater access to resources about their education options.

The event will take place Saturday, February 7 from 11:00am-3:00pm at THEARC, located at 1901 Mississippi Ave, SE.

DCSRN Awarded $40,000

DCSRN is thrilled to announce the recent award of a $40,000 grant from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation. This funding will go directly toward supporting and expanding High Quality Schools Campaign services for the 2014-15 campaign.

Become a DCSRN supporter today!

DCSRN in Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington

"For parents like Small, an organization called DC School Reform Now can be a godsend."

Read more of Natalie Wexler's article in The Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington highlighting DCSRN's work.

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.

Contact DCSRN for hard copies.


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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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