DCSRN is honored to have been awarded $750,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will expand capacity of DCSRN’s leading initiative, the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC), which helps families primarily in underserved communities navigate the DC public school choice application process. In collaboration with the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), the grant will also leverage best practices learned from the HQSC model to share with school districts nationwide. DCSRN and CRPE are thankful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their generosity and their commitment to ensuring equitable access to school choice. Read the full press release.
The common enrollment deadline was Monday, May 2 marking the conclusion of the 2015-16 HQSC. Based on preliminary numbers, DCSRN is proud to share that this latest campaign was successful for the fifth consecutive year. Starting next year, thanks in part to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, DCSRN is excited to double the amount of families served in their pursuit of quality public school options for their children. Support DCSRN in continuing to promote equitable access to public school choice for all.
In Case You Missed It: Must Reads
April 1—District releases results of common lottery system.
April 4—A Muslim teacher is visiting a DC school to share Arabic and his culture.
April 7—The Post's 2016 Principal of the Year: "A teacher first, and a principal second."
- April 11—First DC Public Schools (DCPS) teacher to win arbitration over evaluation system discusses his case.
April 18—Teachers give evaluation systems low ratings, survey finds.
April 22—Grosso wants schools to get the lead out of water sources.
- April 22—Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins Brookings.
- April 26—Report: close to 10,000 DC kids have a parent who’s been incarcerated.
- April 27—DC is handing out bottled water to students at one school after brownish water discovered.
- April 1—DC school lottery applicants increase by nearly 1,000 this year.
- April 1—First-ever education secretary had a groundbreaking tenure at the department.
- April 26—Time to act: making data work for students.
- April 28—The charter school population is quickly catching up to DCPS.
- April 30—Police say boy, once his eighth-grade graduation speaker, became a killer at 17.
April 5—Eliot-Hine, a DC middle school, is falling apart.
- April 18—Why America's schools have a money problem.
- April 19—DC schools chancellor asked a major contractor for big money.
- April 22—DCPS Chief: resources for at-risk students should 'inspire,' not just ‘remediate.’
- April 25—Can more money fix America's schools?
- April 29—GOP House passes DC private schools voucher program. Again.