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 Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

When Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ Represents Indigenous Peoples Better Than Elementary Schools, There’s a Problem

As I sat with my 7-year-old daughter and her friends in a movie theater for a showing of “Frozen II,” I was fascinated. No, it wasn’t…

By Gina Caneva

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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