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Office of the Student Advocate

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Who We Are

Navigating the public education system in DC can be daunting and complex. The Office of the Student Advocate plays a unique role in the DC education landscape and serves “to make the [public] school system more accessible and to boost parent engagement...and access to resources.”

The mission of the Office of the Student Advocate is to support and empower DC residents to achieve equal access to public education through advocacy, outreach, and information services. In our work, we provide step-by-step assistance for students, parents, families, and community members to be informed, be connected, and be empowered.

How Our Work Supports Families

Stakeholder & Community Engagement - We partner with stakeholders to address systemic issues.

 Stakeholder & Community Engagement

Request for Assistance - Provides direct insight into the needs of students and families.

Request for Assistance

Resources for DC Families - Information obtained through RFAs and stakeholder engagement is used to develop relevant trainings, resources, presentations, and workshops to support the needs of District families.

Resources for DC Families