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District of Columbia public and public charter school students are entered onto a local education agency (LEA) roster, and exited from that roster upon withdrawal each year.

Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre

Established in February 2016, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre is a group of individuals from elementary schools across the District who will be responsible for developing a plan to implement the Environmental Literacy Framework a

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Environmental education guidance, training, and technical assistance for DC schools.

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Find out more about the LEA certification process and policy for the Extended School Year.

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 A range of financial tools to help public charter schools meet facility needs.

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The Healthy Schools Act of 2010 and the Healthy Tots Act provide grant funding through the Farm Field Trip grant.

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Farm Field Trips are a fun and exciting way for DC students to experience hands-on the ins and out of growing food.

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Resources, training and information about increasing local food throughout the school environment.

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Hearing Officer Determination documents for February 2010.

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Hearing Officer Determination documents for February 2011.

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Get information about the Fellowship for Urban Education Leaders (FUEL) program.

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Formative assessment or diagnostic testing is a range of formal and informal assessment procedures employed by teachers.

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP)

OSSE’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as a healthy snack option to all elementary school children in participating schools.

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DC Public School Enrollment Audit Data for FY 2012.

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Resources and reports about the FY 2013 Enrollment Audit.

Support a School Garden

Help our schools learn and grow! Volunteer, donate, or partner with our School Garden Program. 

The course work set forth in Subsections 2203.3 shall be required of students who enrolled in ninth grade in school year 2007-2008 and thereafter in order to be certified as eligible to receive a high school diploma.

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Subject Area Proposal guidance and submission requirements.

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The District of Columbia conducts a standardized test for health and physical education.

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Information about the implementation of the Health and Physical Education Standards and Healthy Schools Act of 2010.