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.
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For nearly a decade, DCSRN has been working on a grass-roots level in the most underserved communities in Washington, DC to ensure that all children in the District have equal access to a quality public traditional or charter school. DCSRN's vision is that every child in DC has access to a quality public education, regardless of where they live. Click here to make a gift to support DCSRN's work.

DCSRN is honored to have been awarded $750,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will expand capacity of the High Quality Schools Campaign (HQSC). DCSRN is thankful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their generosity and their commitment to ensuring equitable access to school choice.

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DCSRN Partners with Lyft

Ride-share company Lyft is offering discount codes to any new Lyft users, with a percentage of the profits benefiting DCSRN. Click the link to get a code for a free ride from Lyft. DCSRN is also excited to be partnering with Lyft to provide families with free and convenient transportation to schools during enrollment.

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Partner Spotlight
DCSRN and Homeless Children's Playtime Project (Playtime Project) partake in a rewarding partnership that enriches the work of both organizations. Learn about DCSRN’s partnership with Playtime Project, an organization that works to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in DC. 
 

Watch this new video to hear from Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, on why supporting DCSRN is so critical.

Learn how DCSRN helps fill a critical gap of needed support in the public school choice sector and watch this video to hear from a parent on how DCSRN's free services helped her access a a quality school for her child.

Latest Virtual School Tours

Check out DCSRN's virtual school tours, which objectively showcase every aspect of a school day and provide parents with greater access to make important comparisons about school quality.

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What is No Child Left Behind?

The Basics:
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a national law that was established in 2002. Its goal was for all students in grades 3-11 to perform on grade level in reading and math by 2014.

What it means for schools:
NCLB created new rules for schools receiving Title I money from the government. Under NCLB, Title I schools must:

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What is AYP?

The Basics:
AYP stands for Adequate Yearly Progress. AYP is the system states use to measure each school’s progress toward the goal of all students performing on grade level by 2014.

What it means for schools:
When schools fail to meet AYP they go through 3 stages: School Improvement, Corrective Action, and Restructuring.

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What is Title I?

The Basics:
Title I is a national government program that gives money to schools with a high number of low-income students.

What it means for schools:
Schools must use these funds only to help students who are failing to meet state standards. If more than 40% of a school’s students are from low-income families then the school may use the funds for school-wide programs.

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What is a charter school?

The Basics:
Charter schools are public schools that do not have to follow all of the regulations that traditional public schools do. Charter schools must report to the state or local school board every 3-5 years and show that they have made academic gains with students in order to stay open.

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