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DME Recovery Roadmap

Under Mayor Bowser’s leadership, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) has developed a Roadmap for our on-going recovery from the ravages of the pandemic on our public education and workforce systems. Even as we continue to confront the consequences of this public health emergency head-on, we are building our recovery infrastructure and delivering new, vital services to our students and residents to help ensure no lasting harm. We are also working hard to ensure we sustain what we have learned since March 2020, and also take full advantage of whatever opportunities the pandemic has brought to reimagine and strengthen our systems.

Importantly, the DME Recovery Roadmap is a complement to all of the extraordinary work happening within DC Public Schools (DCPS) and our public charter schools, at the University of the District of Columbia and other institutes of higher education, and across our workforce training landscape. The Roadmap does not capture all efforts across these systems, but should be read as the set of supportive actions and investments that the District is providing with local and federal recovery dollars.

We have organized the DME Recovery Roadmap into three major goals, each of which will be achieved through a set of targeted strategies. Each strategy is then supported by specific actions.

  • Stabilize and Strengthen Early Childhood Education
  • Accelerate K12 Learning
  • Drive Inclusive Jobs Recovery for Residents

DME has also created a dashboard to track the progress and implementation of these critical investments, which will be continually updated.

As in all matters, the DME welcomes and encourages feedback on the Roadmap. Please provide your thoughts and ideas by emailing us at [email protected].

Click here to view and download the full Recovery Roadmap.

Click here to view and download the full Recovery Roadmap Dashboard.