Mayor Bowser to Welcome Teachers Back to School

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, August 14, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will welcome back DC Public Schools (DCPS) teachers for School Year 2017-2018. Eleven extended-year schools will begin on Monday, August 14, and the remaining schools will start the school year on Monday, August 21. As part of the Bowser Administration’s work to accelerate […]

Back to School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Meet the new teacher. For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best […]

Help Shape the Future of DCPS

In 2012, DCPS launched an ambitious strategic plan—five goals known as the Capital Commitment. Five years later, academic performance is up, graduation rates are up, enrollment is up, student satisfaction is up, and it’s time to set a new vision for what our district can accomplish. Over the past several months, Chancellor Antwan Wilson led a […]

School Transit Subsidy Program: Kids Ride FREE!

The School Transit Subsidy Program offers free or reduced transit fares for District students to travel to and from school and school-related activities. The program is available to students enrolled in DC public, public charter, and private schools. Kids Ride Free The Kids Ride Free program allows students to ride for free on Metrobus, the […]