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August 2017 Newsletter

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DCSRN Dispatch

August 2017

2017 VSTs

Announcing the Fall 2017 Virtual School Tours

DCSRN is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 line-up of virtual school tours! DCSRN will be filming four new tours: Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Eastern High School, School Without Walls, and KIPP DC KEY Academy. KIPP DC AIM Academy will also be featured in an updated tour. Virtual School Tours are vital to DCSRN's work, allowing families the opportunity to view quality schools on their own time.

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Mark Your Calendar: First Day of School!

The first day of school is almost here! DCPS traditional schools are back in session Monday, August 21st and the first days for charters can be found here.


Meet Kiesha Campbell, DCSRN Parent

With two demanding jobs and three children to raise, Keisha, a Ward 8 mother, was overwhelmed when it came time to think about quality kindergarten options for her twins Kendon and Kharis. Fortunately, DCSRN was ready to help, assigning Kiesha a parent advocate who stepped in and helped her make great choices for her children.

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Become 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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ICYMI: Great Articles in Education

For Some D.C. Students, School is Out - But Not For Long

    Six Ways Prioritizing Social and Emotional Learning Can Increase Graduation Rates for Students of Color, Lower Suspensions

      How the Original Purpose of Charter Schools is Working in Newark

        When Teachers Act as Coaches, Everyone Comes Out a Winner

          These Guys Aren't Just Talking About It, They're Recruiting and Keeping Male Educators of Color in the Classroom

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