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1. Nominate an educator or school community.

Do you know a teacher, librarian, custodian, principal, or entire school community who deserves to be recognized for their efforts? Nominate an outstanding educator or school community between June 1 - September 15 for Standing Ovation 2018!

2. Educators submit applications

At the close of nominations, DC Ed Fund and DCPS will contact nominees to submit an online application. Scoring rubrics for each award will be provided so that applicants can ensure they provide adequate and relevant information. Applications will be accepted Sept. X - Oct. X

3. Surprise Announcements

Selection panel teams will review applications, narrow down finalists, and conduct school visits and interviews throughout November and December. In January 2018, DC Ed Fund and DCPS will make the surprise announcements for each of the eight Excellence Award winners.


4. Celebrate at Standing Ovation!

At Standing Ovation 2018, the entire DC community will come together to celebrate the incredible teachers, school staff, leaders, and school communities at DCPS. Eight Excellence Award winners and 21 Rubenstein Award winners will be honored with cash prizes totaling $230,000 thanks to the generosity of Alice and David M. Rubenstein. Stay tuned for more information!