Back to School 2016

As summer winds to a close, DC’s students and teachers are heading back to school, and with the new year brings new learning opportunities across the city. While many students headed back on August 22nd, other students are already several weeks into the school year, thanks to a new DC …

DC Schools Fund: End of Fund Report

Education Forward DC is building on the progress made through NewSchools Venture Fund’s DC Schools Fund. Recently, NewSchools issued a final report detailing the promising outcomes the DC Schools Fund helped to achieve for the city’s schools around quality, equity, leadership and more. I encourage you to learn more about …

Measuring Equity Matters

In order to help our schools better prepare historically underserved student populations, we need to understand how well schools and the city as a whole are supporting those students currently. Beginning in 2012, NewSchools Venture Fund’s DC Schools Fund provided support to a partnership between the Office of the State …

The DC Schools Landscape: By the Numbers

Washington, DC has a rich set of school options for families. Today, there are over 87,000 students enrolled in public schools. Families can choose from schools with varied programming, including language immersion, Montessori, project-­based learning, and International Baccalaureate programs. These students can enroll in one of two sectors: 48,000 students …

Supporting Our Highest Need Students

At Education Forward DC, we are committed to serving our most vulnerable students. Over time, we have learned more about which students need greater levels of resources and support in order to succeed. In 2014, DC began using a new designation that more specifically measures student who are “at risk …

Supporting School Leaders

This summer, 30 principals and principal supervisors are building their instructional leadership skills with support from Education Forward DC. The group is participating in Relay Graduate School of Education’s yearlong National Principal Academy Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to improve instructional leadership skills through both coursework and job­embedded practice. The …

Meet Education Forward DC!

Today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Education Forward DC! Education Forward DC is a new nonprofit organization working to advance quality and equity in our city’s public schools. Over the next five years, we are committed to doubling the number of underserved students in Washington, DC who …