Jessica Rauch

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Outgoing President and Executive Director, D.C. Public Education Fund

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Rauch is the outgoing President and Executive Director of the D.C. Public Education Fund, the nonprofit partner to D.C. Public Schools that has raised $120 million in the last decade to help transform the school system. In November, she will move to Las Vegas, Nevada to join her fiancé and dog. Jessica will begin work as a consultant, supporting other ed funds that are ready to attract big gifts and make bigger change.

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Posted Oct. 4, 2017

3 Rules for Transforming School Districts That I Learned Here in D.C.

D.C. is worth a long look if you want to make change in urban education. I have witnessed—and was fortunate…

By Jessica Rauch

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Posted Apr. 22, 2019

Every Time I Think About Leaving the Classroom, My Students Remind Me Why I’m Here

Last week, teaching almost killed me. Again. I was driving home from work, having stayed later than typical for a meeting and some organizing. The…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Apr. 23, 2019

New EPA Proposal on Pollution Could Lead to More Students With Asthma Missing School

How could my students succeed if they were not able to come to class? It was a question I used to struggle with constantly. Prior…

By Kunal Sindhu

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Posted Apr. 19, 2019

Wealthy, White People Are Still in the Business of School Segregation

What’s causing school segregation? Some people say charter schools—I say it’s White people.   Before y’all get upset, I’m not saying it’s all White people—just…

By Tanesha Peeples

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