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LearnDC in Washington D.C.

LearnDC is a website that hosts information and resources on all the public and charter K-12 schools in Washington DC. By providing side-by-side comparisons of schools and information on how DC schools compare to national standards, parents can make informed decisions on where to send their children to school.

As a collaborative effort led by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), LearnDC is the product of partnerships with several local agencies and organizations dedicated to providing transparent and easily assessable information on education. Furthermore, all the data on LearnDC is available in an API format for others to analyze, add to, and develop more advanced applications. From OSSE’s perspective, LearnDC has bolstered agency capabilities, driven new conversations with local leaders and community members, and demonstrated the value of public-private collaborations with open source data.

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