District of Columbia Public Schools


Ensure that every school guarantees students reach their full potential through rigorous and joyful learning experiences provided in a nurturing environment.

Strategic Priorities

Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity so that we eliminate opportunity gaps and systematically interrupt institutional bias.

  • Focus on equity across all DCPS.
  • Offer programming that supports students of color.
  • Prioritize budgeting and resources for students who need them most.

Empower our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.

  • Infuse our values into all that we do.
  • Improve teacher pipelines, especially for bilingual teachers and male educators of color.
  • Strengthen school leadership development.

Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of excellent schools throughout the city.

  • Define a consistent standard of school excellence.
  • Grow schools based on need and to promote diversity and innovation, including multilingual or magnet programs.
  • Increase attendance and enrollment.

Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences to ensure all students are college and career ready.

  • Support teachers in implementing the DCPS curriculum.
  • Embed social emotional learning in our classrooms and culture.
  • Ensure students read on grade level by 3rd grade.
  • Offer new courses and extracurricular activities for middle school students.
  • Expand access to college and career preparation.
  • Strengthen instruction for special education students and English Learners.

Engage Families: Ensure communication and deepen partnerships with families and the community.

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