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03/24/2014 Schools Plan Engaging Activities Using New ...

All 111 District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) received approval for their proposals to implement or expand activities, programming and other engagement to help students like their school using new funds ...


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

DCPS Schools will be open tomorrow, January 7.

03/18/2014 Chancellor Henderson Creates New Parent Cabinet

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson today announced the names of the 25 parents and DCPS community members serving on the new DCPS Parent Cabinet. Learn More »

03/12/2014 DCPS Invests Millions on Middle Schools and Struggling Schools in Budget for Upcoming School Year

Chancellor Proposes Extended School Day for Middle Schools and Lowest Performing Elementary Schools Learn More »

02/25/2014 Chancellor Henderson to Provide Millions of Dollars to Schools to Increase Student Satisfaction

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson will award approximately $5 million to schools to help improve student satisfaction for the 2014-2015 school year. 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 »

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