From the Chancellor

Promoting Mental Health Awareness

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on May 31, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, I want to say thank you to the more than 500 mental health professionals across DC Public Schools (DCPS) who work tirelessly to prioritize student well-being and collaborate with educators in Read more

Celebrating Our Teachers

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on May 7, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  For Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to take a moment to say thank you to the more than 4,700 teachers across DC Public Schools (DCPS) who are at the heart of our work.  Teachers are integral members of Read more

Building a Love of Math

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on April 12, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  Last week, we kicked off April by celebrating School Librarian Day and National Assistant Principals Week—two positions in our district that are near and dear to me.  As a son of school librarian, visiting the libraries across DCPS is Read more

Celebrating Learning Excellence Across DCPS

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on March 22, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  I recently had the honor of paying tribute to longtime DCPS art educator and renowned artist, Ms. Alma Thomas. Hosted by the DC Public Library through April 14, I encourage everyone to visit the “Let This World Read more

DCPS History Is Black History

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on February 28, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  February is a critical midway point in the school year: each day gets a little more sunlight, and importantly, it’s Black History Month.  I recently attended Roosevelt High School’s “202 Day”—a celebration promoting student belonging, highlighting DC culture, and Read more

DC Public School Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on February 16, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community, Over the last few years, DCPS’ steadfast commitment to equity, excellence in instruction, and educating the whole child has driven thoughtful, strategic investments that have resulted in important progress, including improved graduation rates, enrollment growth, and Read more

Celebrations Across the District

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on February 5, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  The commitment of our educators and staff is something I admire greatly. And what I have seen so far in 2024 is a testament to our district’s ability to come together with our families and community Read more

Celebrating the DCPS Community at Standing Ovation

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For more than fifteen years, Standing Ovation has honored the achievements of DCPS’ top teachers, leaders, and school communities. The awards elevate the role of DCPS in our nation’s capital with a strong show of support from business leaders, civic officials, corporate partners, and philanthropic champions. The annual event is a hallmark of the DCPS Read more

Introducing DCPS’ New Five-Year Strategic Plan: Capital Commitment 2023-2028

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on January 18, 2024. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  Last night, we launched DCPS’ new five-year strategic plan at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. In Dr. King’s namesake library—just two days after our nation’s holiday in remembrance of his legacy—it was an honor to Read more

Happy Holidays, DCPS!

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This message was shared with DCPS families and staff on December 22, 2023. Dear DC Public Schools (DCPS) Community,  As we prepare to ring in the new year, I want to say thank you to our students, educators, staff, and families for bringing so many special moments to life throughout 2023. And during this final month, Read more