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.
DCSRN in Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington

"For parents like Small, an organization called DC School Reform Now can be a godsend."

Read more of Natalie Wexler's article in The Washington Post and Greater Greater Washington highlighting DCSRN's work.

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This year, families representing over 500 students—largely from the most underserved parts of DC—have already asked for our FREE services helping them navigate the DC school application process. Today we have the resources to support about half.

It takes just $150 to support each student. Will you help us?
Great Night with Arne Duncan

DCSRN recently held a reception with Arne Duncan in which he discussed why DCSRN’s work helping families navigate the school choice process is so important in DC and nationally.

Thanks to all who attended and support our work today!

DC Public Education Leadership

DCSRN has produced a graphic showcasing how DC public education leadership is structured.

The graphic demonstrates the hierarchy of various government leadership agencies and the key officials that oversee the DC public education system.

2013-14 High Quality Schools Campaign Final Report

Read the 2013-14 High Quality Schools Campaign Final Report.

As DCSRN's current leading initiative, the HQSC helps families navigate the DC school choice application process. This report provides a summary of the implementation, results and future direction from the latest campaign.

Contact DCSRN for hard copies.

 

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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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