DCACPS makes available relevant reports that speak to pressing issues for the District of Columbia Chartered Public Schools.
How Can DC’s Charter Sector Become The Highest Performing in the Nation
New School Venture Funds
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Charter Schools: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education | Brookings Institution
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Principles and Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing
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NLC Announces New Guide on City Strategies to Promote Black Male Achievement
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By Mary Levy, Ph.D., J.D.
January 2012
A Study Jointly Commissioned By
Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS) And
DC Association of Chartered Public Schools
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MPD Corner

*Preventing School Burglaries and Thefts
MPD has reported an increase in burglaries and thefts at schools.  Click here for information on ways to prevent such incidents.
*Information Sheet About Gangs
MPD has provided a fact sheet that with information about gangs.  Click here for information to share with teachers, students and parents.
*MPD School Safety Division Contact List
MPD’s School Safety Division has been working with charter schools to help ensure the safety of all in the school community. Click here for a contact list of the MPD school safety division.

*Guns in Charter Schools
MPD is concerned about the increase of guns in charter schools especially within the last month.  Click here for more information from MPD about proper security procedures.
Charter School Early Dismissal
In an effort to assist schools with safe passages for students during dismissal, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) would like to know when public charter schools have early dismissal. Complete this form here.  If you have questions email Audrey Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Get Emergency Alerts
AlertDC is the official DC communications system that sends emergency alerts, notification, and updates to your electronic devices. When an incident or emergency occurs, District officials can quickly notify you using this emergency alert and warning system. Sign up here to get the alerts you want for the geographic areas around your school community.
Bomb Threat Protocol
In all bomb threat or explosive device situations, to minimize the danger of life and property, all school personnel must be prepared to carry out plans to assess and address the threat. Please see the DHS-DOJ Bomb Threat Guidance Brochure here. If there are any questions regarding the substance of the protocol, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the words “Bomb Threat Protocol Question” in the subject line.