All press releases from the D.C. Policy Center.

The D.C. Policy Center Launches the Alice M. Rivlin Initiative for Economic Policy & Competitiveness

The D.C. Policy Center Launches the Alice M. Rivlin Initiative for Economic Policy & Competitiveness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2022  WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the D.C. Policy Center announced the launch of the Alice M. Rivlin Initiative for Economic Policy & Competitiveness. The Rivlin Initiative will undertake comprehensive research examining the District of Columbia’s competitiveness and explore policies that can make the city more attractive and…

D.C. Policy Center Announces Major Initiative: “Competitiveness and Business Dynamics: A Study of the Changing Role of the District in the Washington Metropolitan Area”

D.C. Policy Center Announces Major Initiative: “Competitiveness and Business Dynamics: A Study of the Changing Role of the District in the Washington Metropolitan Area”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Aimee Custis Director of External Relations aimee@dcpolicycenter.org (202) 223-2233 ext. 306 July 8, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Policy Center announced today that it is embarking on a major research project on regional business patterns and overarching competitive dynamics in the Washington metropolitan area. The research, a…

Updated data suggests despite D.C.’s slowing population growth, school enrollment still expected to increase­

Updated data suggests despite D.C.’s slowing population growth, school enrollment still expected to increase­

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2019 CONTACT: Chelsea Coffin, Director, Education Policy Initiative (202) 223-2233 chelsea@dcpolicycenter.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Released today, an updated report using new data from 2018 indicates that despite the District of Columbia’s slowdown in population growth, enrollment is expected to continue to increase, as births have stabilized…

Aimee Custis joins D.C. Policy Center staff as Director of External Relations

Aimee Custis joins D.C. Policy Center staff as Director of External Relations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019   CONTACT: Yesim Sayin Taylor, Executive Director (202) 223-2233 contact@dcpolicycenter.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Policy Center is pleased to announce that Aimee Custis has joined the Center’s staff as Director for External Relations. In her new role, Ms. Custis will oversee the D.C. Policy…

Landscape of Diversity in D.C. Public Schools, Press Release

Landscape of Diversity in D.C. Public Schools, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Analysis of Diversity in D.C. Schools Finds Little Overlap Between Racial and Economic Diversity New data shows a diversifying Washington region, but diversity is hard to find school by school in the District of Columbia. A new report, “Landscape of Diversity in D.C. Public Schools”, by D.C. Policy Center…

Leila Batties, Partner at Holland & Knight, is joining the D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors

Leila Batties, Partner at Holland & Knight, is joining the D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leila Batties, Partner at Holland & Knight, is joining the D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors Washington D.C., September 18, 2018 – The D.C. Policy Center announces the appointment of Leila Batties to its Board of Directors. Ms. Batties, a partner at Holland & Knight, focuses on land use and zoning…

Will Children of Current Millennials Become Future Public School Students?, Press Release

Will Children of Current Millennials Become Future Public School Students?, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Analysis of D.C. Families Indicates Middle & High School Enrollment Could Turn a Corner — If Millennials Can Afford to Stay in the City Enrollment in DC public schools is expected to increase by 21,100 students from the end of school year 2016-17 to 2026-27. Most growth will occur…

Schools in the Neighborhood, Press Release

Schools in the Neighborhood, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Analysis of School Enrollment Finds Few Predictable Pathways Through 12th Grade for D.C. Families Three-quarters of all public school students living in the Wilson High School feeder pattern attend their in-boundary school, but elsewhere in D.C., a nearly equal share go out of boundary or choose charters. WASHINGTON,…

Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock: Capacity, Affordability, and Pressures on Family Housing

Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock: Capacity, Affordability, and Pressures on Family Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock: Capacity, Affordability, and Pressures on Family Housing   Washington, D.C., March 27, 2018—A new report from the D.C. Policy Center provides the first comprehensive picture of the District’s housing stock and how well it is equipped to support a diverse city…

Announcing Education Policy Initiative

Announcing Education Policy Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ANNOUNCING EDUCATION POLICY INITIATIVE   WASHINGTON, D.C. October 26, 2017 – The D.C. Policy Center is growing and now launching its new Education Policy Initiative to study how the city’s education policies, demographic changes, housing options, and transportation intersect. Since its establishment in 2016, the D.C. Policy Center…

New report on out-of-school time programs shows gaps between needs and capacity

New report on out-of-school time programs shows gaps between needs and capacity

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New report from the D.C. Policy Center finds that many children and youth participate in out-of-school time programs in the District, but there are gaps and mismatches between needs and capacity The report reviews capacity and need for afterschool and summer programs and identifies program gaps across the city….

Antwan Jones joins D.C. Policy Center’s Advisory Committee

Antwan Jones joins D.C. Policy Center’s Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Antwan Jones, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at The George Washington University, has joined the D.C. Policy Center’s Advisory Committee. WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2017 – The D.C. Policy Center is pleased announce that Dr. Antwan Jones has joined the Center’s Advisory Committee. Receiving degrees from Duke…

David Rusk, author of “Cities without Suburbs” and former mayor of Albuquerque, joins D.C. Policy Center as a Senior Fellow

David Rusk, author of “Cities without Suburbs” and former mayor of Albuquerque, joins D.C. Policy Center as a Senior Fellow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   David Rusk, author of Cities without Suburbs and former mayor of Albuquerque, joins the D.C. Policy Center as a Senior Fellow   Washington D.C., April 26, 2017 – The D.C. Policy Center is pleased to welcome David Rusk as a new senior fellow. David combines strong analytical skills…

New Research and Policy Center to Advance a Strong and Vibrant Economy in the District of Columbia

New Research and Policy Center to Advance a Strong and Vibrant Economy in the District of Columbia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   New Research and Policy Center to Advance a Strong and Vibrant Economy in the District of Columbia New Data-Driven Policy Center Will Inform Local Policy Formulation and Debate   WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8, 2017 – Today, the Federal City Council, together with members of The Developer Roundtable and…