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DC School Safety Resource Guide - The DME has compiled a resource guide to help schools navigate available resources and supports to enhance safety and wellness for their campuses. This includes a DC School Safety Resource one-pager, contacts and information on how to request services from the Department of Behavioral Health, information on weekly calls for Safe Passage Priority Areas, and details on communication channels with public safety agencies and available resources. View the resource guide here.

Youth Work-Based Learning Opportunities - The District is investing in a reimagined system that prepares our youth to succeed in high-wage, high-demand careers through career exploration, career preparedness, and career launch. View the work-based learning roadmap here.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Landscape Scan - The scan details how schools integrate SEL policies and practices, and the system-wide support available to foster the development of students’ and adults’ socio-emotional competencies. The data collection and analysis for this scan occurred between January and July 2023. The goal of this work is to ensure every student in Washington DC has the necessary socio-emotional skills – conflict resolution, self-management, positive decision-making, and relationship-building – to engage and succeed in DC’s reimagined high school experience, workforce pathways, and beyond. View the SEL Landscape Scan here.

The DME provided curated resources for educators to support student and family engagement during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Student Loan Forgiveness Webinar - Now that the COVID-19 payment pause has ended, student loan payments have restarted. Recorded in September 2023, this webinar provides DC educators with essential insights and strategies to navigate student loan repayments, optimize the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and learn if loan consolidation is right for them. View the webinar here.

DME Bulletins - The DME bulletins provide periodic updates with useful information for students, families, teachers, and school leaders. View the DME Bulletins here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Colleges and Universities - As colleges and universities in the District reopen their campuses, DC Government has issued guidance on measures that should be taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among students and staff. Reopening guidance for colleges and universities can be found here.

Student and Family Engagement During Learning at Home - Resources for schools as they reach out to families and check on the well-being of students and their families. View the student and family engagement resources here.

Digital Resources - Resources for schools and students related to internet connectivity, devices, and digital learning. View the digital resources here.

Resources for Special Populations - Current available resources include strategies to support english learner students. View the resources for special student populations here.

Mental Health and Wellbeing - Resources related to mental health and wellbeing for schools, students, and families. View the mental health resources here.

DC Schools Family Survey Results - Preliminary analysis of resident feedback provided on the DC Schools Family Survey. View the report here