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DC Charter Schools Urge All Voters to Cast a Ballot 

Charter schools have registered voters across DC  Washington, DC--With the in-person early voting period opening today, the DC Charter School Alliance, an advocacy organization that supports and represents the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital, is...

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Rising to the Challenge

By Shannon Hodge, Founding Executive Director, DC Charter School Alliance No one wanted the school year to start this way. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the country, deeply affecting communities of color here in DC. Families who have experienced COVID-19...

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*Guest Blog* The Plan for Now, Until We Can Do Better

By Erika Bryant, Executive Director, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School After sharing pleasantries and updates from the previous weekend, I began one of my Monday morning check-ins with my school’s network leadership team this summer by...

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*Guest Blog * We Listen.

By Capital City Public Charter School Twenty years ago, Capital City Public Charter School listened to families in the District. There was a clear need for a public school that would give DC children, regardless of ability and background, an engaging and rigorous...

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The DC Data Summit Goes Virtual!

By DC Charter School Alliance Staff The annual DC Data Summit will be held virtually this month for the first time in its 11-year history. From July 20-24, school-based data managers, analysts, practitioners, leaders, and other data users from both charter schools and...

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*Guest Post* College Counseling in a World with COVID-19

By Shannon Jeffries College & Career Coordinator District of Columbia International School As a college counselor at the District of Columbia International School (DCI), I am constantly looking for better ways to engage and inspire my students. When COVID-19 hit,...

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A look back and ahead on DC charter advocacy

Ramona Edelin, senior advisor for the DC Charter School Alliance, shares her thoughts on the role of advocacy in bettering the education of DC students. She is a lifelong advocate and former executive director of the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools, which...

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Advocacy begins with listening

I am honored to step into the role of executive director of the DC Charter School Alliance, a new c3 advocacy organization that builds on the hard work of the school leaders, educators, families, students, and city leaders who have worked tirelessly to build DC’s...

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