Ed Forward DC FY2023 Impact Report
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
1M ago
We’re excited to share with you our 2023 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining education in DC and confronting the challenges before us by growing high-quality public school options, addressing racial inequities, recruiting and retaining excellent leaders, and fostering equity-centered change. Read the 2023 Impact Report In the last year, Ed Forward DC has undergone changes. And though we have new leadership and new team members, what has not changed is our unwavering commitment to the visionary education leade ..read more
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Ed Forward DC issues RFP for School Support Center
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
5M ago
Education Forward DC seeks to identify an organization to develop a business plan and launch plan for a School Support Center in Washington, DC. The organization will work with school leaders and other education stakeholders to determine what services the School Support Center should offer to meet the needs of schools best, enabling them to improve student academic outcomes.  Click here to read the full RFP. Proposals are due November 1, 2023. The post Ed Forward DC issues RFP for School Support Center appeared first on Education Forward DC ..read more
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Gains made in latest assessments, but students still need outsized support post-pandemic
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
5M ago
DC students made gains on citywide assessments compared to the previous year, according to data released late last month by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education. This increase is positive—particularly for schools that Education Forward DC has recently invested in—and shows the District is on a positive path toward recovery. However, the results are below where students were before the COVID-19 pandemic that forced a switch to virtual learning. This gap between where we are today and our aspiration that every student in DC is prepared to achieve economic success, power, and au ..read more
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City education leaders look ahead to the future of investing in DC schools
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
7M ago
After years of continued growing investments in DC schools, the District of Columbia could be facing a more challenging fiscal picture at a time when DC students need greater support than ever. Education Forward DC hosted a webinar discussion about these challenges in late June as part of its Better Than Before series. The series has explored various topics aimed at building an exceptional school system through DC’s COVID recovery. The budget enacted for next year saw an increase in investment in the education sector. But, according to Yesim Sayin, Executive Director of the DC Policy Center, s ..read more
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Rashida Young joins Ed Forward DC to lead schools, talent, and racial equity investments
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
10M ago
Rashida Young joined the Education Forward DC team in April as Partner for Schools, Talent, and Racial Equity. As Partner for Schools, Talent, & Racial Equity, Rashida will lead Ed Forward DC’s grantmaking to support school quality, develop leader and educator pipelines, and address racial barriers to educational success while providing strategic assistance to grantees. “I was drawn to Education Forward DC for many reasons. Growing up, I was keenly aware that I had the opportunity to attend excellent schools, yet not everyone in nearby zip codes had the same opportunity, and that dist ..read more
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New data provides a snapshot of DC student well-being a year after returning to in-person learning
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
10M ago
New data released today provides insights into how students in the District of Columbia are faring since they returned to the classroom after nearly two-and-a-half years of remote learning during the global COVID-19 pandemic — as reported by the students themselves. Students Speak: A Snapshot of Student Well-Being in Washington, D.C., was produced by  Bellwether, a national nonprofit, with support from Education Forward DC and Venture Philanthropy Partners + Raise DC (VPP+Raise DC).  The report analyzes survey results from 5,419 students in grades 3-12 across the District. These stud ..read more
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Additional schools share experience with innovative staffing pilots
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
1y ago
Today, Education Forward DC released an update to its original It’s About Time: Learnings from a Staffing Innovation Pilot white paper, which shared several schools’ experiences exploring how they might innovate on their staffing model to increase teacher satisfaction and boost retention. The project was simple but ambitious: schools opted in to receive 50 hours of consultant support to pilot an innovative approach to their staffing before the end of the 2021-22 school year. During the short pilots, schools tried small solutions, with small, but meaningful, success. Read the new white paper&nb ..read more
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Ed Forward DC FY2022 Impact Report
Education Forward DC
by Matthew Nocella
1y ago
We’re excited to share with you our 2022 Impact Report, detailing our work over the last year investing in leaders who are committed to recovering and reimagining education in DC and confronting the challenges before us by growing high-quality public school options, addressing racial inequities, recruiting and retaining excellent leaders, and fostering equity-centered change. Read the FY2022 Impact Report The last few years have been difficult for students, families, educators, and leaders. The pandemic created a disruption the effects of which we are still feeling and just now fully comprehen ..read more
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Bisi Oyedele named Education Forward DC’s next CEO
Education Forward DC
by Rev. Kendrick E. Curry, PhD, MDiv
1y ago
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m thrilled to announce that Bisi Oyedele has been chosen to succeed Maura Marino as Education Forward DC’s Chief Executive Officer in September. At Education Forward DC, we envision a DC where students starting furthest from opportunity can chart their own path and thrive. Bisi possesses the deep expertise in grantmaking, education innovation, and organizational leadership that the next CEO will need to continue our mission of accelerating change and creating high-quality, equitable schools for every DC student and family. Further, the board is excited to ..read more
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Testimony of Bisi Oyedele to the DC Council on Academic Assessment Data
Education Forward DC
by Jordyn Middleton
1y ago
Education Forward DC’s CEO Bisi Oyedele delivered the following testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee of the Whole at a hearing on academic assessments and how to best support DC students academically and non-academically. Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and members of the Council of the District of Columbia. Thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today. My name is Bisi Oyedele and, in addition to being a resident of Ward 4 and the parent of two public school students in the District, I am the Chief Executive Officer of Education Forward DC.   Educa ..read more
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