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November 2017 Newsletter

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Brief Evaluating the HQSC Released

The first year of DCSRN's research partnership with the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington, Bothell has concluded, and the first brief, detailing the structure and impact of the HQSC was published this month. The continuing three-year partnership, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, exposes the challenges of school choice for DC families, shows the positive impact of the HQSC, and offers numerous lessons for community-based organizations and district leaders interested in identifying new strategies to support families as they navigate an increasingly complex public education landscape . 

Read the brief →

Trivia Night at Solly's U St. Tavern

Interested in having a great night with friends and supporting DCSRN? Come out to Charity Trivia Night at Solly's U Street Tavern on November 29, 2017 at 8:00pm. There will be awesome prizes, a raffle, and a portion of the night's proceeds with go to supporting the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC).

The HQSC provides free information, resources, and support to DC families throughout the public school application and enrollment process. DCSRN is the only organization in DC providing this much needed support to underserved communities. By attending Charity Trivia Night at Solly's you will help DCSRN expand the HQSC and support more families!

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Join DCSRN at EdFEST 2017!

The public school choice application season is fast approaching! EdFEST, DC's only citywide public school fair, will give families an opportunity to explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for their children. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the DC Armory.

As in years past, DCSRN will support families by providing free bus transportation to EdFEST from Stanton Elementary and Ketcham Elementary. Providing free transportation allows parents to learn about quality school options and talk one-on-one with school representatives all under one roof. This experience gives families a leg up when the application opens the following Monday, December 11th.

Sponsor a bus to EdFEST →

DC School Report Card Parent Feedback Forums

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education is hosting facilitated discussions to collect parent and family input regarding DC’s new school report card. The report card will make it easier for the District's parents and families to access the information they need to make the best educational decisions for their children. The tool will provide essential data about each school in DC, including attendance and graduation rates, test scores, state accountability measures, and more based on parent input. Click here to RSVP to these sessions.



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