The Federal City Council (FC2) views the improvement of educational outcomes for DC students as one of its foremost priorities. With 90 percent of the District’s school age children in public schools, either in the DC Public Schools or public charter schools, the most important responsibility of the DC government is to administer the District’s education system.
For more than 20 years, FC2’s Trustees have served as trusted partners for education improvement, working closely with local and federal stakeholders to ensure all students, regardless of where they live, are graduating high school prepared for college, career and life.
There have been substantial advancements at DCPS in recent years. In 2003, DC students scored lowest on the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. For the last two years, DC has ranked near the middle and has shown the most improvement among all U.S. cities, changes that have helped DC attract some of the best education leaders and teachers in the nation.
There are many reasons to be hopeful for the District’s students, and FC2 applauds and actively supports recent efforts to investigate best practices and improve students’ readiness for college and the workforce. FC2 Trustees play many civic leadership roles in pursuit of a continuous focus on reform and responsible stewardship of the DC education system. FC2’s support for reform includes: