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At Washington DC Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby. Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a link to the Washington, DC public schools website.

D.C. Public Schools follows a "No Child Left Behind" system. The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is federal legislation passed in 2002 aimed at having all public school children performing at grade level in reading and mathematics by 2014. The law gives students in certain schools that do not meet annual NCLB standards, also called Adequate Yearly Progress, a public school choice option.

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) is a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools. With passage of No Child Left Behind, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)--the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school.

In amending ESEA, the new law represents a sweeping overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the United States. It is built on four common-sense pillars:
  • Accountability for results
  • An emphasis on doing what works based on scientific research
  • Expanded parental options
  • Expanded local control and flexibility

DCPS has put together the pages in this site in an effort to help parents and the community better understand the details of this law. For additional information, contact the DCPS Office of Communications and Public Information at (202) 724-4222.

Accountability/Adequate Yearly Progress
No Child Left Behind requires each state to define adequate yearly progress for school districts and schools, within the parameters set by Title I....

Parent Notification and Involvement
In the event a school is identified as needing improvement, corrective action or restructuring, the law requires the local education agency to notify parents accordingly and to explain to them how they can become involved in school-improvement efforts....

Although testing may be stressful for some students, testing is a normal and expected way of assessing what students have learned. The purpose of state assessments required...

Highly Qualified Teachers/Paraprofessionals
No Child Left Behind requires local school districts to ensure that all teachers hired to teach core academic subjects in Title I programs after the first day of the 2002-03 school year are highly qualified...

Source from Washington DC Public Schools

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