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Schools share lessons learned from piloting different approaches to improve student, staff well-being

Today Education Forward DC, in partnership with Transcend, released Supporting Student and Staff Well-Being: School Pilots in Action, a white paper exploring what four...

WEBINAR: Data to Action: Insights from Well-being Data and School-Based Mental Health Pilots

Join us for the release of updated data examining students’ well-being, building on the work started last year to understand better how students are fairing during the...

Black male educators deserve support. That’s where NABME comes in.

We’re failing a key group who may be key to our students' success: Black male educators. “Black men are coming into education more than any other demographic,” said...

Testimony of Ed Forward DC to the DC Council on the FY25 Education Budget

Education Forward DC’s Managing Partner Margie Yeager delivered the following testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee of the Whole at a hearing...

Ed Forward DC FY2023 Impact Report

We’re excited to share with you our 2023 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining...

Gains made in latest assessments, but students still need outsized support post-pandemic

DC students made gains on citywide assessments compared to the previous year, according to data released late last month by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of...

City education leaders look ahead to the future of investing in DC schools

After years of continued growing investments in DC schools, the District of Columbia could be facing a more challenging fiscal picture at a time when DC students need...

Rashida Young joins Ed Forward DC to lead schools, talent, and racial equity investments

Rashida Young joined the Education Forward DC team in April as Partner for Schools, Talent, and Racial Equity. As Partner for Schools, Talent, & Racial Equity,...

New data provides a snapshot of DC student well-being a year after returning to in-person learning

New data released today provides insights into how students in the District of Columbia are faring since they returned to the classroom after nearly two-and-a-half...

Additional schools share experience with innovative staffing pilots

Today, Education Forward DC released an update to its original It's About Time: Learnings from a Staffing Innovation Pilot white paper, which shared several schools'...

Ed Forward DC FY2022 Impact Report

We're excited to share with you our 2022 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining...

Testimony of Bisi Oyedele to the DC Council on Academic Assessment Data

Education Forward DC’s CEO Bisi Oyedele delivered the following testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee of the Whole at a hearing on academic...

Stabilizing our education ecosystem requires stability in our teachers and school leadership.

Education Forward DC’s CEO Bisi Oyedele delivered the following testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee of the Whole at a hearing on the...

Data points to significant work ahead to support students’ academic achievement

Significantly fewer DC students are on track for college and career after more than two years of disrupted learning, according to the first citywide assessments...

Learnings from a staffing innovation pilot

In spring 2022, Education Forward DC funded a staffing innovation pilot to support schools in exploring how they might innovate on their staffing model to increase...

Bisi Oyedele named Education Forward DC’s next CEO

The Board of Directors has chosen Bisi Oyedele to succeed Maura Marino as Education Forward DC’s Chief Executive Officer in September.

New fund. New look.

Last year Education Forward DC embarked on its second round of investing in the visionary leaders who are transforming education to ensure great public schools for...

Recover & Reimagine: Our next five years

The challenges for DC students and families in the last 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overstated. Loss of loved ones, financial stress, managing learning...

Five years of impact for DC students

In July, Education Forward DC celebrated five years of accelerating the work of visionary education leaders in the District of Columbia. In that relatively short amount...

New study details pandemic’s academic impact on DC students

Camila Camborda is the Senior Analyst on our Advocacy and Public Engagement Team Most DC students fell behind on math and reading while learning remotely during the...

As DC recovers, we must lay the groundwork for a reimagined, equitable school experience

Testimony of Managing Partner Bisi Oyedele to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery & Committee of the...

Students and families share experiences with distance learning in new report

Today, the DC Policy Center released its annual snapshot of DC’s education landscape and school experience, the State of DC Schools Report.  Traditionally, this report...

Fast facts about the #PreferenceEquity legislation

Margie Yeager is a Partner with our Advocacy grant making team. This week, DC Council unanimously passed legislation to create a lottery preference for at-risk students...

Devices, internet access, and groceries for DC’s students

Sean is Chief Strategy Officer at Education Forward DC. A partnership between Education Forward DC, the DC Public Education Fund, and Greater Washington Community...

What if equity was a part of accessing great schools?

Margie Yeager is a Partner with our Advocacy and Grantmaking team A new report from the DC Policy Center demonstrates what it would mean to preference equity for...

Inside Education Forward DC: Annie Fullas

Annie Fullas is the Special Assistant to the CEO, Maura Marino Ethical and philosophical traditions play an essential role in shaping the motivations of individuals and...

Recent Education Forward DC Grants

We continue to be busy in our grantmaking and provided over $6 million in grant commitments since November to 14 grantees in service of our goal of doubling the number...

Supporting Emerging Leaders through School Leader Lab

At Education Forward DC, our human capital investments are focused on ensuring that every public school in DC has the high-quality teachers and school leaders that...

Understanding Perceptions and Drivers of School Choice Among DC Parents

By Margie Yeager Margie Yeager is a Partner with our Advocacy investments team At Education Forward DC, we believe that public schools in DC should reflect the citywide...

Inside Education Forward DC: Fonda Sutton

Fonda Sutton is a Partner with our Public Engagement investments team. I’ve spent my entire career working in the public education sector here in the District of...

Partnering with Education Forward DC Webinar

On Monday, January 28th, Education Forward DC hosted a webinar to explain how we partner with organizations and entrepreneurs to achieve our five year goal to double...

Education Forward DC Webinar: Monday, January 28, 2019 11:00am-12:00pm ET

Education Forward DC’s mission is to support visionary education leaders to foster a city of high-quality, equitable public schools for every DC student and family. In...

New Education Forward DC Grants

2018 has been a busy year for Education Forward DC as we continue to support organizations to foster high-quality, equitable public schools for every student in DC. Our...

Maya Martin: PAVE, Parent Leaders, and the Power of Voice

A fifth generation Washingtonian, Maya Martin worked at Achievement Prep and Center City Public Charter Schools, helped launch the My School DC unified enrollment...

Inside Education Forward DC: Celeste Huizar

Celeste Huizar was an intern with the Education Forward DC team from December 2017 to May 2018. Celeste graduated in May 2017 from the University of California,...

An Interview with Education Forward DC CEO, Maura Marino: Leading the Charge for Better D.C. Schools

Thank you to Tom Vander Ark for hosting Education Forward DC’s CEO, Maura Marino, on his Getting Smart podcast.   Learn more about Maura, Education Forward DC’s work...

A State Report Card For All Families

By Ryan Jones If you’re one of the thousands of families in DC who just submitted school choices in the citywide school lottery, My School DC, you know that finding...

Urban Teachers Fellow Named “New Teacher of the Year”

This evening, Taylor Parson will be recognized as one of seven outstanding teachers at the Standing Ovation for DC Public Schools (DCPS) annual awards event hosted by...

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Ed Forward DC FY2023 Impact Report

Ed Forward DC FY2023 Impact Report

We’re excited to share with you our 2023 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining education in DC and confronting the challenges before us by growing high-quality ...

Ed Forward DC issues RFP for School Support Center

Education Forward DC seeks to identify an organization to develop a business plan and launch plan for a School Support Center in Washington, DC. The organization will work with school leaders and other education stakeholders to determine what ...
Ed Forward DC FY2022 Impact Report

Ed Forward DC FY2022 Impact Report

We're excited to share with you our 2022 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining education in DC and confronting the challenges before us by growing high-quality ...
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