The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter will be closed on Wednesday, January 17 due to inclement weather.
School Opening Two Hours Late on Friday, January 5, 2018
TCGDC welcomed back returning students and inducted new students and their families at the annual Back to School Extravaganza!
There is still limited space available to enroll at TCGDC for the 2017-18. For more information and to apply, click here.
Everyone is invited to The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School’s Back to School Extravaganza Saturday, August 12 from 12-2 PM at 2146 24th Place NE Washington, DC 20018.
Moon bounce, face painting, yoga, games, food, etc–and it’s all free.
Staff will be on-site to provide site tours, assist with registration and introduce you and your children to teachers and current students.
For more information call 443-642-2402.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Our students had an awesome time with Washington Youth Garden harvesting and making a garden-fresh, nutritious salad! The salsa was jam packed with tomatillos, ground cherries, peppers, onions, and cilantro!
At TCGDC, we are all about hands-on learning. Our Project-Based Learning curriculum asks our students to engage directly with classroom material through a series of interactive, hands-on projects that stimulate their creativity and make learning enjoyable and lessons more effective.
We currently have a few slots left in our K-8 grade! Click here to learn more.
TranZed Alliance / The Children’s Guild President and CEO Dr. Andrew Ross responded to an announcement from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) regarding the state’s plan for measuring school success in an editorial for The Baltimore Sun.
MSDE’s announcement comes in the months before states are due to submit a plan for assessing the academic standards outlined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law by President Obama in 2015. ESSA effectively replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), shifting responsibility from the federal government to the states in an effort to increase flexibility in academic assessment.
The MSDE’s proposed plan measures the quality of a school by its academic performance, attendance rate and parent surveys.
Click here to read why Dr. Ross believes a “good school” should measure the well-being of the whole child, not just his or her academic performance.
The Maryland State Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 18 at the Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Conversation regarding the ESSA proposal will begin at 9:45. According to MSDE’s website, the “Maryland State Department of Education staff will review with the Board some of the early feedback it has received on the State’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Board members last month sent the plan on to the Governor and General Assembly for further review and launched a new public survey. The State Board is expected to take a final vote on the plan in August.”
If you would like to take the MSDE’s public survey, click here.