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04/30/2015 Chancellor's Testimony at the DCPS FY16 Budget Hearing

Chancellor's Testimony at the DCPS FY16 Budget Hearing Learn More »

04/21/2015 Afterschool Enrollment Information

We know you’re already planning for next school year, and we are too! Learn More »

04/09/2015 FY16 Afterschool and Extended Day Overview

FY16 Afterschool and Extended Day Overview Learn More »

03/06/2015 Real Respect Is the Path to Great Teaching

Real Respect Is the Path to Great Teaching Learn More »

03/06/2015 They Just Know You Up to No Good

Southeast D.C. teenagers open up about cops, guns, prison and the perils of growing up in a neighborhood that’s a short distance from the Capitol—but a world away. Learn More »

02/12/2015 New Principal at Brookland

New Principal at Brookland Learn More »

11/12/2014 Our Budget Priorities for Next Year

Our Budget Priorities for Next Year Learn More »

09/11/2014 Statement from DCPS spokesperson Melissa Salmanowitz on Homework Worksheet

Statement from DCPS spokesperson Melissa Salmanowitz on Homework Worksheet Learn More »

08/22/2014 Preparing to Discuss Michael Brown in the Classroom

Preparing to Discuss Michael Brown in the Classroom Learn More »

08/21/2014 Welcome Back Letter to Parents

Welcome Back to School Learn More »

07/31/2014 2014 DC CAS Letter to Parents

I’m writing to share with you this year’s results from the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System exam (DC CAS). The news is that we are making steady progress. Learn More »

06/19/2014 Thank you for a great school year

Happy last week of school! The 2014-2015 school year has been one for the record books and while I’m sad it is over, I want to share a little about what made me so proud this year. Learn More »

05/30/2014 International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme Exhibition

DCPS staff, students, and families are invited to attend International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Exhibition Events at DCPS IB PYP elementary schools. Learn More »

05/21/2014 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Chancellor Henderson had the honor of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision at the White House, with President Barack Obama and the families involved in the five lawsuits responsible for the decision. Learn More »

05/01/2014 New Teacher Orientation 2014

The New Teacher Orientation is a two-day orientation held on August 13-14, 2014 at Columbia Heights Education Campus. Learn More »

04/22/2014 DCPS Letter to the Community Regarding FY15 Budget

I want to take a moment to thank you for the input you gave us during the budget development process this year, and to provide you with a clear explanaton about how we took your feedback into account, how we built on our investments from last year, and how we set our schools on a path to success going forward. Learn More »

01/06/2014 DCPS Schools will be open tomorrow, January 7

DCPS Schools will be open tomorrow, January 7. Learn More »

12/16/2013 Chancellor Henderson wants to hear from you regarding middle grades

At the recent hearing on DC’s boundary and feeder plans, I commented that DCPS is working on a plan for middle grades. I elaborated on this priority at DCPS’ public budget hearing in November. We continue to collect feedback from parent and community members regarding their priorities for middle grades. I am excited to hear this thoughtful feedback and to use it to help shape a budget that focuses on middle grades as a priority for the upcoming year. Learn More »

12/13/2013 A Letter from the Chancellor

You have probably read in the papers by now that my name has shown up on the short list of possible new Chancellors for New York City Schools and that I have spoken with Mayor-elect DeBlasio about his education plans going forward.  The New York Times, The Daily News, and EdWeek have all reported that my name has been in the mix and our local media has joined the speculation as well.  Learn More »

11/06/2013 DCPS Partners with Community to Consider Application School East of the River

DC Public Schools is partnering with the Hillcrest Education Committee to explore a new education opportunity East of the River. Learn More »

11/06/2013 New Report Cards Are Coming

This year we have made some changes to make report cards easier to read and understand based on feedback from families, teachers, and principals. Learn More »

10/28/2013 DME launches process to revise school boundaries and feeder patterns.

The District is currently undertaking an effort to review school assignment policies including school boundaries and feeder patterns given the enormous changes in schools, neighborhoods, and city’s population. Learn More »

10/28/2013 DCPS Human Resources Customer Service Hours Have Changed

DCPS Human Resources customer service hours have changed! Please see the new schedule, which is effective Monday, October 21. Learn More »

09/30/2013 A Note from Chancellor Henderson: Our Students Are Learning and Making Progress

Over the past week, there have been a lot of questions related to the progress DCPS students are making.  This is a great opportunity for us to reflect on how we make sure that our students are learning.  Learn More »

09/26/2013 Chancellors Address on the State of DC Public Schools

Join us for an evening with Chancellor Kaya Henderson and the DCPS Leadership team and hear about how we are working closely with our families, community members and partners to build a high quality, vibrant school district that provides a world class education for all. Learn More »

09/16/2013 Today's Tragic Events at Navy Yard

Today, several DCPS schools and one DCPS administrative building went into lockdown after police reported a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The schools and administrative building are located not far from the Navy Yard and while none of our DCPS schools were in the exclusion zone (the area immediately affected and in danger by the shooting), we took precautionary steps to ensure all students and staff remained safe and secure. Learn More »

09/16/2013 Chancellor's Letter Regarding Today's Tragic Events at Navy Yard

As you have undoubtedly heard, there was an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard earlier this morning and there have been several fatalities.  Out of an abundance of caution, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) placed eight of its schools and one administrative building on lockdown, which means that no visitors were allowed in or out of the building, and recess was inside. Learn More »

08/31/2013 Back to School Night

We have been working diligently to prepare for the 2013-2014 school year and our teachers, administrators and staff are prepared to provide outstanding instruction, extra-curricular activities and support services to your students. Learn More »

07/18/2013 Enroll in DCPS: Community Hours Announced for July and August

Receive 1 FREE Movie Pass and other DCPS giveaways for each completed enrollment form. Learn More »

07/05/2013 Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

The Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) is required to measure and hold local school districts receiving Title III funds accountable for meeting Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO). Learn More »

06/05/2013 BET CEO Debra Lee to speak at Dunbar graduation

Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Black Entertainment Television, Debra Lee, will be the keynote speaker at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School commencement ceremony on Friday June 14. Learn More »

06/04/2013 Summer Food Service Program

DCPS will participate in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program, serving breakfast and lunch free of charge in 41 different schools across the city. Learn More »

03/25/2013 Patti Labelle to Perform in Benefit Concert for Duke Ellington School of the Arts

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is pleased to announce the 6th annual Performance Series of Legends benefit concert featuring the legendary Patti LaBelle on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:30pm in the concert hall of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Learn More »

03/04/2013 Young Women in STEM: Win a trip to Switzerland!

All female students enrolled in grades 9-12 participating in the DC STEM Fair are eligible to apply for the award. Learn More »

03/01/2013 Benjamin Banneker High School Drama Club presents Twelve Angry Men

Opening on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 7 p.m. Seats are limited Learn More »

01/11/2013 DC Tuition Assistant Grant deadline date change

Application deadline changed to May 31, 2013 Learn More »

12/21/2012 A Moment of Silence on Friday

On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., our country will mourn together the tragic loss of life during a moment of silence. Learn More »

12/16/2012 Tips on how to talk to your child about tragedy

As a means of keeping our school communities safe, the following resources are available Learn More »

12/13/2012 Ways to keep your child on track during winter break

Time off from school is a great opportunity to help your child work on improving skills. Learn More »

11/15/2012 Notice of Proposed Dismissal of Class Action in Petties v. District of Columbia

In 1995, a lawsuit was filed claiming that District of Columbia students who attended non-public schools or received services from private providers were at risk of losing their placements and/or services due to the failure of the District of Columbia to make timely payments to those schools and providers. Learn More »

11/13/2012 Letter to Parents - Consolidation and Reorganization Proposal

DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson today announced and requested public feedback on a proposal to consolidate 20 schools in six wards across the city. Learn More »

10/30/2012 DCPS schools and admin offices plan to open on Wednesday, Oct. 31

The vast majority of DCPS schools have reported they are ready to open with little or no damage from Hurricane Sandy. Learn More »

10/26/2012 DCPS Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

Today, DC Public Schools are bracing for Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit the Washington, D.C. area late this weekend or early Monday morning with expected strong winds and heavy rain that could impact school operations early next week. Learn More »

10/10/2012 Autism Training and Support Program

The DCPS Autism Team will be providing a four-week parent training & support program for families of young children with autism. Learn More »

08/20/2012 Enroll your child now in afterschool programming

We want to invite you to enroll your child in the afterschool programs offered by the DC Public Schools (DCPS). Learn More »

08/03/2012 New Heights Summit

DC Department of Human Services (DHS), DC Public Schools (DCPS), and the Student Support Center (SSC) will host a professional summit highlighting the New Heights program and their collaborative efforts to support expectant and parenting students in the completion of their high school education. Learn More »

07/25/2012 Summer Parent News - Get Ready for the New School Year

As the 2011-2012 school year has come to a close, we set our sights on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 – the first day of school for next year. Learn More »

07/13/2012 OCAO Deputy Chief Honored for Curriculum Leadership

Brian Pick, received the ninth-annual Curriculum Leadership Award on July 12 at the Council of the Great City Schools Curriculum and Research Directors Meeting. Learn More »

07/04/2012 Free Summer Meals Program sites open for District Children to age 18

Washington, DC – In response to the District of Columbia’s declared state of emergency, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has posted a listing of citywide Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) sites open to serve up to two meals a day to District infants and children up to age 18 or with disabilities. Learn More »

06/28/2012 Summer Parent News - Immunizations, Hidden Gems and Early Childhood Transition Week

As the 2011-2012 school year has come to a close, we set our sights on Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 – the first day of school for next year. Learn More »

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