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August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 Newsletter

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DCSRN Kicks Off Research Partnership with the Center on Reinventing Public Education
In June, DCSRN hosted the kick-off meeting for the research partnership with the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE). Over the course of this three-year research partnership, made possible by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CRPE will study DCSRN's leading initiative, the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC). At the conclusion of the study, CRPE and DCSRN will release policy briefs detailing best practices, so that other organizations, policymakers and school districts can learn from DCSRN's work with the public school choice process in the District. Learn more about this exciting research partnership.

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Meet Bridgett Smith, DCSRN Parent
Bridgett Smith is a single mom who lives in Ward 8 with her seven children including Tionna, a rising sixth grader who wants to be a teacher and basketball player when she grows up.
"For all of my kids, I want the best for them. I want them to enjoy being kids. I want them to stay focused on their goals and have what they want in life," Bridgett said.
After working with one of DCSRN’s parent advocates and watching many of DCSRN’s virtual school tours, she was impressed with the academics of several schools. Her parent advocate helped her apply to 13 quality public schools, 12 through My School DC and one outside of the common application. Bridgett was thrilled to eventually learn that Tionna was matched to Jefferson Middle School Academy, a quality traditional public school close to where Bridgett and Tionna currently live.
Read Bridgett's full story to learn how DCSRN was instrumental in helping her through the application process.

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DCSRN Parent Advocate Erika Harrell working with a parentBecome a DCSRN Parent Advocate
DCSRN seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Parent Advocate. The Parent Advocate is part of a team responsible for implementing primary programming aimed at expanding access to quality public school options for DC students of historically underserved communities. Read the job description and send application materials to

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