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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2017
Just over a decade ago, Washington, District of Columbia (DC) made the choice to transform the way public education works for students, families, and educators in the District. In order to set more young Washingtonians up for success in school and in life, the choice was made to invest in the modernization of outdated buildings throughout the city…
Descriptors: Public Education, Equal Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Change
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2016
This document highlights statistics for this year in each of the five DCPS goals: (1) Improve Achievement Rates; (2) Invest in Struggling Schools; (3) Increase Graduation Rate; (4) Improve Satisfaction; and (5) Increase Enrollment. [For the Year Three in Review report, see ED622520.]
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Academic Achievement
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2015
A Capital Commitment is the five-year strategic plan that sets ambitious targets for the future of DC Public Schools (DCPS) Since the launch of this plan in School Year 2012-13, students across the city are doing better than ever in reading and math, more students are graduating on time, students are enjoying school, and enrollment has reached a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Academic Achievement
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
DCPS' five-year strategic plan, A Capital Commitment, provides a roadmap for building DCPS into a high quality, vibrant school district that earns the confidence of our community. The plan defines an overarching purpose as well as five goals that will guide DCPS' work through 2017. This is the year two review of DCPS' five-year strategic plan.…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Districts, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2013
A "Capital Commitment" is the five-year strategic plan that sets ambitious targets for the future of DC Public Schools (DCPS). In School Year 2012-13, the first year guided by this plan, student performance hit an historic high. The groundbreaking progress made in year one is promising. This document highlights statistics for this year…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Strategic Planning, Public Schools, Academic Achievement
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2010
Two years ago, the problems of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) were so significant that many believed the system was beyond repair. According to the 2007 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), only eight percent of eighth graders were on grade level in math, and 12 percent were in reading. With achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Innovation, Resource Allocation, Federal Aid
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2009
DCPS is committed to providing "all" students with the caliber of education they deserve. The goal of the DCPS Effective Schools Framework is to ensure that every child, in every classroom, has access to a high-quality and engaging standards-based instructional program, and that all school supports are aligned to support teaching and learning. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Strategic Planning, Urban Schools, Effective Schools Research
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2006
The mission of the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills and values necessary to live rich and fulfilling lives as responsible, productive and enlightened members of a democratic society. It is the vision of the District of Columbia School System that it will be known as one of the…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Change, Accountability, Strategic Planning
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2005
This publication describes a collaboration, known as the DC Education Compact. Hundreds of volunteers, parents, residents, youth, business leaders, teachers, principals, public officials, and university leaders were invited to put aside "personal, parochial, and political interests" to "ensure that the District of Columbia schools…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Academic Achievement, Strategic Planning, Instructional Effectiveness