As part of the Citizen Ed network of community-based blogs, DC K12 is a forum for citizen journalists to exchange stories and raise awareness about the issues parents, students, and teachers believe are critical to the education of city youth.

DC Public Schools has been at the epicenter of these discussions for many years, and we believe that our community must have a seat at the table for the district, and our kids, to succeed. Too often policies that affect our community are decided without the voices of those who stand to gain or lose from the outcomes of those policies.

We want citizens to drive the systems that serve them, and we want public information to be open, free, and transparent.

If you want to share your ideas, we want to offer you a platform. To inquire about writing for us, or submitting blog posts to DCK12, please send an email to staff@citizen.education.

While this is an open forum and we don’t micromanage the messages you want to send in your writing, we have some boundaries for you to consider.

Here are a few guidelines:

  1. To be published in this blog you must be a resident of the DC metropolitan area;
  2. We like edgy, but keep it classy: no profanity, racism, sexism, or homophobia.
  3. Be informative to readers. Do your homework and provide accurate information that makes the public smarter.