DC PCSB Best Practices and Resource Guide
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is one of the nation’s leading charter school authorizers. PCSB oversees 60 Washington, DC charter schools across 109 campuses. PCSB’s approach to charter school authorization and oversight has made Washington, DC home to one of the strongest charter school sectors in the nation. By adapting and implementing PCSB’s practices, other authorizers can strengthen their portfolios of charter schools and the charter sector as a whole. State governments looking to create an authorizing entity, or entities, can use this case study as a guide when crafting legislation and organizational policy.