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.


 September 4, 2014 


by Shana Bartley  
September 4, 2014

These 3 maps show where poor kids live in DC, and how students in each neighborhood score on standardized tests in reading and math. They're a vivid illustration of the connection between poverty and low test scores.


by Michael Alison Chandler
September 4, 2014

The expulsion rate for D.C. public charter schools in the past school year was about half of what it was two years before, and the rate of out-of-school suspensions decreased by about 20 percent in one year, according to a report released Thursday.  


by Michael Alison Chandler and Donna St. George
September 3, 2014


 by Matt Cohen
 September 3, 2014

As parents and students in the District begin a new school year, the safety of children during school hours is a growing concern. How can it not be? With tragedies like the one in Newtown, Conn.— when a 20-year-old man shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School—and other school shootings, it's easy for parents to feel that school isn't the safest place for their children anymore.


 by Valerie Strauss
September 2, 2014

Here is everything you didn’t know you didn’t know about the 2014-15 school year, getting under way in earnest around the country this week. This information comes directly from the U.S. Education Department’s Nation Center for Education Statistics.


by Aaron C. Davis and Emma Brown
September 1, 2014

The campaign for D.C. mayor enters the final fall stretch this week with new evidence that the quality of public schools — and how voters feel about them — could decide what is widely seen as the city’s most competitive general election in at least two decades.


by Natalie Wexler
August 29, 2014

Shortly before the advisory committee on school boundaries and feeder patterns released its final proposal, the DC Public Charter School Board's representative resigned in protest over one of the committee's recommendations. Does that move reflect a deepening rift between the charter and traditional public school sectors? It depends on who you ask.


by Michael Alison Chandler
August 26, 2014

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