Jessica Rauch

Guest Blogger

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 Jan. 10, 2019

Showing Up and Doing Well in School Should Lead to Better Opportunity But It’s Not Always True

Low-income and minority students are not being challenged nearly as much as their White peers in high school, according to a new study produced by…

By Kate Hardiman

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Posted Jan. 7, 2019

XQ’s 19th Super School Is an Oakland Diverse-by-Design Charter High School Founded by a Local Teacher

Today, Latitude High School becomes the 19th XQ Super School, and receives a five-year, $10 million grant to further its innovative work deepening students’ connections…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Jan. 8, 2019

My Student Asked Me If I Was Racist So I Told the Truth and Said Yes

“Mr. Wright, are you racist?” My West Philadelphia classroom, which had been filled with the sounds of shuffling papers, squeaking chairs, and the quintessential high-paced…

By Zachary Wright 

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