A great public school for every student in DC
We envision a DC where students starting furthest from opportunity can chart their own path and thrive.
A path forward for all students
Since 2016, Education Forward DC has supported DC education leaders, schools, parents, and students to make meaningful improvements in schools. From an increase in resources, improvements in academic achievement, and additional quality options for students, the landscape of education in DC is changing for the better.
Even though the education ecosystem in DC is improving, not every student has benefited equitably. Only a third of public school students meet the measure designated as an indicator for college and career readiness. And the gaps in outcomes are felt most by students who start out furthest from opportunity — particularly Black and Latinx students who face pervasive, systemic racism in current education structures and practices.
Our work to create a path forward for all DC students — especially those furthest from opportunity — isn’t finished. We need to continue supporting education leaders dedicated to providing DC students the experiences they need to thrive.
Education Forward DC invests in the transformation of public schools by providing grants across the city, offering advisory support to our grantees, and coordinating work across schools and organizations to deliver equitable, high-quality educational experiences for students.