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Published on Jan 30, 2017
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles kick off Education Week in Washington, DC by making a series of policy announcements.
During the event at DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Mayor Bowser announced the establishment of a “walkability preference” in DC’s school lottery. The walkability preference will enable a public charter elementary school to offer a preference in admission to families living within half a mile of the charter school and more than half a mile away from their DCPS-zoned school. The optional preference will go into effect for the 2018-2019 school year.
“We are moving full steam ahead to ensure all our young people have access to the high-quality education they need and deserve,” said Mayor Bowser. “My Administration will continue to expand opportunity and make unprecedented investments in public education so that students from every neighborhood, in every ward are set up for success.”
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