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DC Public Schools Fail to Meet Performance Requirements of 4 Foundation Grants

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Author(s): Erich Martel

Journal: Nonpartisan Education Review
ISSN 2150-6477

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: District of Columbia Public Schools | student achievement | education policy | education accountability | grant funding

ABSTRACT
The DC Public Education Fund (DCPEF) is the legal entity through which four donors--the Arnold, Broad, Robertson, and Walton Family Foundations--provided funding to the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), under the conditions specified. Among those conditions is the achievement of specified targets in academic achievement growth. The Executive Director of DCPEF in April 2010, Cate Swinburn, has since been appointed DCPS's Chief of Data and Accountability--the office responsible for calculating achievement growth.
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