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November 2018 Newsletter

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Announcing DCSRN's New Interim Executive Director, Patrick A. Corvington


Patrick A. CorvingtonFollowing the departure of our long-term Executive Director this past summer, DCSRN is thrilled to announce that Patrick A. Corvington will serve as Interim Executive Director, leading the organization through the 2018-19 High Quality Schools Campaign. A former DCSRN board member for over two years, Patrick has spent his career advocating on behalf of students, and we are confident in his leadership during this time of transition. 

Prior to his role with DCSRN, Patrick was a Senior Fellow for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and served in President Obama’s administration as the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Mr. Corvington also served as a Senior Vice-President with Habitat for Humanity International and as Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He has also served as a Research Associate at The Urban Institute, where he conducted housing policy research and worked to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Russia. He has worked as a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic, traveled the east coast migrant stream as a case manager for Haitian migrant workers, and volunteered his time working in the infirmary of a shelter for homeless persons.

Meet the Board & Staff →

New School Quality Rankings Released 

The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) recently released the 2018 School Quality Report ratings, which measure the performance of public charter schools in the District with a single score based on a variety of metrics. DCSRN is excited to note that more schools have achieved Tier 1 status, and is eager to start helping families explore the diverse array of public school options using these rankings once the lottery opens in December. Access the ratings and be sure to check out previous years' information as well. 




Mark Your Calendar: EdFEST 2018

The public school choice application season is fast approaching! EdFEST, DC's only citywide public school fair, will give families and opportunity to explore the city's many public school options for their children. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the DC Armory, and 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.

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Intern with DCSRN

DCSRN is seeking intern applicants for Spring 2019! The intern will support the efforts of the Director of Programs and Communications and have the opportunity to contribute to multiple aspects of a non-profit organization and the opportunity to participate in several meaningful projects. Applicants should be pursing a bachelor's or master's degree and have a strong interest in urban education and school choice. 

Apply Today→


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