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Mayor Bowser, Chancellor Henderson and DC Public Education Fund to Announce $4 Million Donation to DCPS

Monday, June 15, 2015
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to Make Historic Gift to DCPS

(Washington, DC) – Tomorrow, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennie Niles, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson and DC Public Education Fund President and Executive Director Jessica Rauch will announce a new $4 million investment by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to support a new curricular strategy across DC Public Schools.

These investments will support Cornerstone Assignments, DCPS’ new curricular approach that exemplifies the Bowser Administration’s commitment to ensuring equity and increasing excellence in every classroom across the city. Developed by DCPS’ top teachers, Cornerstones will provide all DCPS educators the tools they need to be even more effective starting in School Year 2015-16. As the next phase of DCPS’ Common Core State Standards implementation, Cornerstones provide access to rigorous content for every student, improved professional development for teachers that is anchored by student work, and continuity and consistency across every grade and every subject. Investments by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Schusterman Family Foundation will enable DCPS to supplement and strengthen instruction, improving teaching and learning across Washington, DC.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Niles
DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
DC Ed Fund President and Executive Director Jessica Rauch
Atasha James, Principal, Leckie Elementary School

WHAT:
DC Public Education Fund Investment in DCPS Announcement

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

WHERE:
Leckie Elementary School
School Library
4201 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SW
*Nearest Bus Routes: A4 and W1*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov
DC Ed Fund Twitter: @DCEdFund
DC Ed Fund Facebook: facebook.com/DCEdFund
DC Ed Fund Website: dcedfund.org
DC Public Schools Twitter: @dcpublicschools
DC Public Schools Facebook: facebook.com/dcpublicschools
DC Public Schools website: dcps.dc.gov