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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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