The DC Charter School Alliance is dedicated to supporting and representing the robust charter school sector in our nation’s capital. With the support of the DC Charter School Alliance, the charter school community can ensure that all students in DC receive the great public education they deserve and ensure the continued strength of the DC charter sector.


Every public school should have access to adequate and equal funding—especially during the COVID-era. Learn more about why students deserve the robust staff and quality programming to deliver on the promise of a public education.

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In a rapidly growing city, schools need access to appropriate buildings to open new schools, grow successful, high-demand schools, and provide the centers of community that schools create in every neighborhood. Learn about how facilities are critical to charter school success.

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The promise of charter schools is creating new, innovative programming with the freedom to provide the education promised to students and families. Learn more about how freedom is paramount to building strong charter schools.

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College Counseling in a World with COVID-19

By Shannon Jeffries College & Career Coordinator District of Columbia International School As a college counselor at the District of Columbia International School (DCI), I am constantly looking for better ways to engage and inspire my students. When COVID-19 hit,...

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A look back and ahead on DC charter advocacy

Ramona Edelin, senior advisor for the DC Charter School Alliance, shares her thoughts on the role of advocacy in bettering the education of DC students. She is a lifelong advocate and former executive director of the DC Association of Chartered Public Schools, which...

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Advocacy begins with listening

I am honored to step into the role of executive director of the DC Charter School Alliance, a new c3 advocacy organization that builds on the hard work of the school leaders, educators, families, students, and city leaders who have worked tirelessly to build DC’s...

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Advocacy begins with your voice. Join us in the movement to ensure a strong, robust charter school sector in Washington, DC and transform the lives of DC’s students.