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We’re rewriting the promise of urban public education to empower students in our nation's capital. Join us in turning the page.

Amidon-Bowen Elementary is looking for dynamic educators to join them for the 2020-21 school year! Their anticipated openings include: Special Ed Teacher, Ed Aide, and General Education Teacher (PK-5). Come out on February 26 from 5:30-7PM for their Teacher Open House to learn more about what the school has to offer and get a chance to interview. #JoinDCPS http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/amidon-bowen+elementary+school

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D.C. schools try to meet students where they live

Did you know: DC educators have made more relationship-building home visits than any school system in the country. At DCPS, home visits are about nurturing relationships with parents and students so they feel connected to staff at the school. Read more about it here.

washingtonpost.com The District has an extensive home visit program, but the attendance payoff is uncertain.

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Our 2020-21 Educational Aide Application is now open and ready for you to apply! Work with students individually and in small groups to assist teachers with classroom management. Come join us at DC Public Schools and rewrite the narrative of what an urban public education can do for our students. #JoinDCPS

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Apply Now – DC Public Schools

The time has come! The SY20-21 DCPS Assistant Principal application is now available! Apply today! https://dcps.secure.force.com/

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Center for Racial Justice in Education

How are you discussing Black history and celebrating Black excellence in the classroom during Black History Month and all year round? Teachers, check out these resources compiled by the Center for Racial Justice in Education to help guide your lesson plans.

centerracialjustice.org Dismantling racism. Transforming communities.

Only 1 week left until the AP application is available! Learn more about the AP application process on the DCPS website: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/dcps-career-opportunities

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Praxis: For Test Takers: Prepare for a Test

All DCPS teachers are required to obtain a teaching license and one of the first steps to becoming a licensed teacher in DC is taking the Praxis test. Teachers, check out these resources to help you study, strategize, and prepare for test day.

ets.org Learn about the various tools and resources available to help you prepare for your Praxis test. Khan Academy, study companions, study plans, interactive practice tests and more.

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Ballou, Anacostia Reveal School Redesign Plans

What does a DCPS school redesign look like? By the 2021-22 school year, students at Anacostia HS and Ballou Senior HS will navigate programs connecting them with opportunities beyond school and credentials in various industries. Learn more here. #DCPSProud

washingtoninformer.com A monthslong, community-led school redesign process promises the expansion and diversification of educational opportunities for young people attending Ward 8's two public high schools, both of which are in the throes of an ongoing campaign to attract and retain students from feeder schools in its su...

DCPS is looking for a strong leader to empower and educate our young men of color at Ron Brown HS. Take a look at our
fact sheet to see what makes this school stand out! Are you all in? Apply now! http://joindcpublicschools.com/principals #applynow

We are confident that DC Public Schools, along with our transformative educators and phenomenal students, can be the perfect next place to continue your career. We hope you will consider joining us!

AP Application opens in 2 weeks!

🚨FIRST APPLICATION DEADLINE TODAY!🚨Haven't applied to teach during the 2020-21 school year yet? You still have time! Submit your application today to be eligible for early hire opportunities, Job Shadow Days, our vacancy list, and hiring fires. Click here to #JoinDCPS: http://bit.ly/DCPS_TeacherSY202021

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For Educators — DCPS Global Ed

Did you know DCPS has a study abroad program that is at no cost for students? DCPS teachers with an interest in global education can apply to be Travel Ambassadors and accompany our students abroad! Join us for the 2020-21 school year and read how you can travel the world.

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We are 3 weeks away from the AP Application Launch which means you are 3 weeks away from potentially taking the next step in your career! Are you ready?

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Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT) | dcps

One way DCPS works to help grow teachers to their fullest potential is through the Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT). LIFT is a five-stage career ladder that provides high-performing teachers with opportunities for advancement inside the classroom, as well as additional responsibility, and increased recognition and compensation. Learn more about LIFT and see how you can grow with DCPS.

dcps.dc.gov Traditionally, many teachers have found that the only way to advance in their careers is to leave the classroom. The Leadership Initiative For Teachers (LIFT) changes that. LIFT is a five-stage career ladder that provides high-performing teachers with opportunities for advancement inside the classro...

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Landed Launches in DC

Did you know that only 44% of public school educators in DC actually live in the District? Mayor Bowser launched a program with Landed to help public school educators and staff in DC buy a home in the city they serve. Learn more about the program here.

landed.com Landed is now available to school employees in Washington, DC!

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Teacher Certification and Licensing | dcps

At DCPS, all teachers need a valid teaching license from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education(OSSE). Wondering how to obtain a teaching license and want to learn more about teacher certification in DC? Check out this page on Teacher Certification and Licensing to learn more.

dcps.dc.gov Below is a list of frequently asked questions about teacher certification. Is this the official DCPS application site for teachers, librarians, and service providers? Yes, this is the official site for all DCPS educator positions. If you are looking for alternative routes to teaching such as Teach F...

DCPS is looking for a strong leader to empower and educate our young men of color at Ron Brown High School. Are you all in?

Apply today at joindcpublicschools.com/principals

Application deadline is January 15th!

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DC Public Schools is looking for talented teachers to empower our future doctors, teachers, engineers, artists, presidents, and more. If you know a remarkable teacher, share this with them and tell them to come join us at DCPS for the 2020-21 school year.

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D.C. Is Working to Expand Mental, Behavioral Care to All Public Schools

"I only really got better because I had support. If I didn't have support, I don't think I would be stable right now." - Dayja Burton, senior at McKinley Technology High School.

Mental health is an overall part of health, which is why it is a priority at DCPS. Take a look at how the district is working to make sure students and teachers are provided with the holistic help they need to succeed.

usnews.com Officials in the nation’s capital are partnering to provide more students with the holistic help they need to succeed.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! May 2020 be a year filled with growth and many amazing opportunities.

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Apply Now – DC Public Schools

One of our Capital Commitment goals is to ensure every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared, and that all starts with dynamic, equity-minded, and licensed teachers. Bring your talents to DCPS and transform education for more than 51,000 students across our 118 schools.

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Thanks to the everyday work of our educators and staff, DCPS has seen more growth than any other urban school district in the nation. Read more about it here. https://dcps.dc.gov/release/dc-public-schools-continues-be-fastest-improving-urban-school-district

Are you currently a DCPS Assistant Principal and are interested in taking the next step into Principalship? If so, the Leadership and Innovation Program for Aspiring Principals (LIP) may be of interest to you! This program is designed for current DCPS APs who aspire to enter the principal pool within the next year or two and helps prepare them for the journey through the Principal selection process. We welcome you to apply to the LIP program today! Application deadline is January 10th. See flyer for more details.

As a teacher, your impact starts in your classroom--but it doesn't end there. Together, we can defy expectations and continue being the fastest improving urban school district in the nation. Teach where it matters most and apply to DCPS for the 2020-21 school year today. http://bit.ly/TeacherAppMain

The 2020-2021 DCPS Principal Application is available now!

Are you ready to step into a leadership position with DCPS? We are currently looking for school leaders who are ready to empower, inspire and lead our staff and students.

Apply today at JoinDCPublicSchools.com/Principals

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Apply Now – DC Public Schools

Our 2020-21 Teacher Application is now open and ready for you to apply! Come join the best teachers in the nation at DCPS and rewrite the narrative of what an urban public education can do for our students. Apply below.

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One day until the launch of the Principal Application! Are you ready to take the next step in your professional career? #PrincipalApplicationLaunch #DCPS #LeadDC

At DCPS, we believe teachers are highly skilled professionals and should be paid so. Our base salary starts at $56K, and teachers can earn up to $100K in salary and bonuses by their fourth year. Here, you don't have to choose between doing what you love and making a great living. Join us for the 2020-21 school year and apply on Dec. 17. http://joindcpublicschools.com/teachers

Interested in learning about becoming a DCPS Principal or Assistant Principal? If so, join us at one of our upcoming School Leader Information Sessions. RSVP today! #DCPS #LeadDC

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A well-deserved surprise from Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, and Apple for Principal Edwards, and the incredible students and teachers of Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast! #DCPSProud

I had so much fun putting a smile on all of these little faces from Randle Highlands Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres for letting me be a part of #EllensGreatestNight!

We are one week away from the Principal Application launch. Are you ready to take the next step in your professional career? #PrincipalApplicationLaunch #DCPS #LeadDC

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Our 2020-21 Teacher Application is almost here. On December 17 at 12 p.m., candidates can apply for a teaching position across our 118 schools, serving more than 51,000 students. Mark your calendars!

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How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health - EdSurge News

Students' social-emotional needs are a priority in every one of our schools. Take a look at how the DCPS Mental Health Team uses data to better understand students and the supports they need. EdSurge

edsurge.com Douglas Gotel understands trauma and its crushing consequences; when he was 21, his 11-year-old cousin was murdered. He recalls feeling helpless ...

DCPS is looking for individuals who are ready to empower, inspire and lead our educational staff and students. Are you ready to take on the challenge? #PrincipalApplicationLaunch #DCPS #LeadDC

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Thinking about teaching in DCPS for the current school year? Join us for a mid-year teaching position. Take a look at our open vacancies across the district and apply to teach in one of our schools today.

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We aim to give every student the chance to learn from an excellent teacher and defy expectations about what they're able to achieve. We're on a mission to find great teachers, so every one of our students can excel academically. You can help make it happen by joining us at DC Public Schools. http://joindcpublicschools.com/teachers

We're on a mission to rewrite the narrative of what an urban public education can do for our students. What role will you play? Take a look at current open positions at DC Public Schools and apply today. http://bit.ly/DCPS_AppMidYr

Happy Holidays! As you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, make sure to mark your calendars for the 2020-21 Principal Application launch coming soon! #DCPS #PrincipalApplicationLaunch

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A new homebuyer program will offer up to $120,000 to DC public school teachers and staff

Did you hear? Mayor Bowser launched a program with Landed to help DC educators buy a home. This program is specifically designed for DC public school teachers and staff, providing a personalized team with a partner agent and a Landed home buying expert. Learn more here.

wjla.com Mayor Bowser launched a new homebuyer program with Landed, a financial services organization, on Wednesday morning that will reportedly help DC educators buy a home. According to the office of Mayor Bowser,Landed provides down payment assistance towards a home through its shared equity down payment....

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What’s up at DC schools? Student enrollment | WTOP

For the first time since 2006, DCPS enrolled more than 50,000 students, with a 4% growth across all eight wards in DC. This is a testament to the hard work our school leaders and educators do every day to support our students.

wtop.com Student enrollment is growing at public schools across all eight wards in D.C. — up 4% from last year.

We're less than a month away from our 2020-21 Teacher Application launch! DC Public Schools is the fastest improving urban school district in the nation and we're looking for remarkable teachers to #JoinDCPS. Mark your calendars and learn how you can change the path of public education. http://joindcpublicschools.com/

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'Searching For That Missing Voice': D.C. Teacher Wins National History Prize | WAMU

“Usually when you think about history, it’s kind of boring,” Janee Burley, a junior at McKinley Tech High School says. “But the way [Ms. Butler] implements the information, it feels relatable.”

wamu.org Alysha Butler's passion for history is personal — she says her history lessons are meant to bring unheard stories to the surface.

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D.C. students make steady gains on English portion of standardized exam

Our PARCC results were announced recently, and we’re still celebrating! For the fourth consecutive year, we’ve seen gains in student achievement across student backgrounds, including socioeconomic status, race, ward, and gender.

washingtonpost.com But math proved more difficult, and the vast achievement gap still persists.

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“Ground your work in kids and you will always show up courageous and filled with love.” -Nadine Smith on what she learned in her first year as Principal of Dunbar High School

Read more from our principals about they learned in their first year here: https://hillrag.com/2019/08/05/what-we-learned-in-our-first-year/

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Maury Elementary School Renovation Nears Completion - HillRag

Construction on the renovation and modernization of Maury Elementary School is nearly complete. The $52 million project began in January 2018 and is expected to be completed in July with teachers scheduled to move into the building this August.

hillrag.com Construction on the renovation and modernization of Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE) is nearly complete. The $52 million project began in January 2018 and is expected to be completed in July with teachers scheduled to move into the building this August. Since the renovations began...

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At DCPS, your impact starts in your classroom – but doesn't end there. Together, our team of passionate educators is defying expectations about what DC's students can achieve and changing the path of public education.

JOIN THE NATION'S BEST TEACHERS – AND BECOME EVEN BETTER. We're looking for dynamic teachers who insist on excellence and are passionate about honing their craft. At DCPS, you'll get the feedback you need to do your best work, colleagues who share your high standards, and opportunities to lead without leaving the classroom.

WE PAY OUR TEACHERS LIKE PROFESSIONALS AND CELEBRATE THEM LIKE ROCKSTARS. Top teachers can earn more $100,000 in salary and bonuses by their fourth year and win awards of up to $10,000 for classroom excellence. Every year, we recognize the very best with an annual Standing Ovation gala.

WE'RE MAKING HISTORY. We’re setting an ambitious standard for great teaching and making it a reality across the district. With your help, we’ll transform education for our more than 51,000 students and become the first urban school district to close the opportunity gap between students from low-income backgrounds and their more affluent peers.

JOIN US. We accept applications in all subjects and grade levels for our 118 schools. We are particularly interested in candidates with a track record of success in the classroom. Watch our video about teaching in DCPS and start your application today.

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