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January 2018 Newsletter

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What it Takes to Make School Choice Work for Everyone

In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, "Public School Choice is Harder Than it Looks," DCSRN Executive Director David Pickens details the challenges faced by many families in the District as they navigate the common lottery, and argues for realistic, personalized solutions that would make the process truly accessible for all. 

Read the piece →


5th Annual Virtual School Tour Movie Night 

For the 5th year in a row, DCSRN is sponsoring Virtual School Tour Movie Night at DC Scholars Stanton Elementary School on January 30th at 5:30pm. The movie night presents a great opportunity for 5th grade families to meet with middle school representatives, participate in a principal panel, watch virtual school tours of quality middle schools, and complete lottery applications with DCSRN parent advocates.

Want to attend or need more information? Connect with DCSRN at

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High School Application Deadline February 1st

The deadline for high school applications is quickly approaching! Make sure that your child is set up for success by having the opportunity to access quality public schools. Visit My School DC, where you can rank and apply to up to 12 schools across the District. 

If you'd like assistance applying to high schools or would like to refer a family, there is still space to be a part of the HQSC. Contact us today to be assigned a DCSRN parent advocate and receive one-on-one, personalized support.    

Learn More →


ICYMI: Great Articles in Education


     In a Deeply Flawed 'Analysis,' the Associated Press Blames Public Charter Schools for America's Segregated Cities


      States Can Improve Their Report Cards This Year


        Testing. Suspensions.College-Level Work. 3 Areas Where ESSA Could Mean Big Changes for Teachers and Students


          DC State Board of Education Task Force Considering Changes to Graduation Requirements


            How a Former White House Photographer Helped These DC Kids Learn

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