Meet Madeline Karp, Our New Director of Programs and Communications!
Madeline is excited to be part of the DCSRN team! A Teach for America alumna, Madeline has lived in the DC area for over three years, teaching in both traditional and public charter schools. Her time in the classroom grew her skill in culturally responsive teaching and also generated her passion for parent outreach and engagement.
Read more about her and other members of DCSRN's Staff!
Parent Advocate Training!
In preparation for kicking off the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC) this fall, DCSRN held its annual parent advocate training on Nov.5, training potential parent advocates to become experts in the DC school choice application process. DCSRN hosted eighteen candidates this year, many of whom had experience with DC education, parent engagement, and youth outreach. DCSRN will hire eight for this year.
"The insightful knowledge from the training was extremely helpful. I enjoyed the interactions with the group of prospective advocates as we prepare for another exciting campaign. DCSRN does an exceptional job with informing me and others about steps and actions needed for the application process." - Natasha Ettienne, Veteran Parent Advocate
Interested in a Spring Internship?
DCSRN is seeking intern applicants for Spring 2017!
The intern’s job will be to support the efforts of the Director of Programs and Communications, Director of Development, and Database Manager. The intern will have the opportunity to learn about and experience contributing to multiple aspects of a non-profit organization and the opportunity to participate in several meaningful projects.
In Case You Missed It: Must Reads
- October 5—Looking back on 50 years of busing in Boston.
- October 12—Obama administration releases long-delayed regulations for teacher-preparation programs.
- October 13—A closer look at the debate over charter schools.
- October 17—Nation’s high school graduation rate reaches new record high.
- October 7—Study Finds Students Of All Races Prefer Teachers Of Color
- October 16—New D.C. Public Schools chancellor should protect this crucial program.
- October 25—D.C. charter enrollment continues to soar as more families choose public schools.