Building Community and Positive Relationships: How Some D.C. Public Charter Schools are Changing their Climate

By: Brian Robinson, Policy Fellow Last week the D.C. Public Charter School Board (PCSB) hosted about two-dozen school leaders from across the city to talk about ways they have built a positive school climate. The National School Climate Center defines school climate as “the quality and character of school life.” When schools have a positiveContinue reading “Building Community and Positive Relationships: How Some D.C. Public Charter Schools are Changing their Climate”

Making the Grade: ESSA School Report Card Design Challenge

By: Brian Robinson, Policy Fellow Last week, the US Department of Education and the Data Quality Campaign welcomed policy makers, parents, researchers, educators, and students from all over the country to the Cleveland Park Library in Washington, DC. Our task was to work in groups to design a prototype for a school report card thatContinue reading “Making the Grade: ESSA School Report Card Design Challenge”