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Office of the Student Advocate

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Who We Are

The Office of the Student Advocate was established by the Council of the District of Columbia through the Parent and Student Empowerment Act of 2013 to “provide outreach to students, parents, families, and communities regarding public education in the District of Columbia.”

We are an independent office housed within the District of Columbia State Board of Education. We work with a variety of organizations and partners across the city to improve the educational outcomes of DC students. The office is led by the Chief Student Advocate, Faith Gibson Hubbard.
In our work, we provide step-by-step assistance for students, parents, families, and community members to Be Informed, Be Connected, and Be Empowered.

Our Mission

We guide and support students, parents, families, and community members in navigating the public school system in DC.

Our mission is to empower DC residents to achieve equal access to public education through advocacy, outreach, and information services.

Our hope is to continue to challenge the notion that public education is not only a public asset and right, but is something that should be community-focused and community-informed.

Please contact our office at or at (202) 741-4692. We also hope that you will consider following us on Twitter at @DC_Advocate.