The DC State Board of Education and EmpowerEd are co-hosting a city-wide forum on the critical issue of teacher and principal retention. Recent reports, like the one commissioned by the State Board of Education, have brought the issue to the fore with D.C. teacher turnover at 25 % annually in both sectors and 70 % over five years in DCPS, among the highest in the country for urban districts.
Research shows that retaining teachers has a direct impact on students and their achievement and development. This will be a solution-oriented evening bringing together students, teachers, principals, policy makers and the broader community to share ideas. The majority of the evening will be dedicated not to policy presentations but to your conversations and ideas on how we can make progress.
This will be a great discussion and a kickoff to a larger effort to retain teachers in order to better serve all DC students.
Walker-Jones Education Campus is a short walk from both the Mt. Vernon Square green/ yellow line metro and the NoMa/ Gallaudet redline train station. A light dinner will be provided.