DCB in the News


11/17/2017 – November 2017 – DCB’s Getting Stronger & Stronger

Daniela Anello, Head of School at DC Bilingual, a top-performing charter school, hires approximately five teachers per year. This year, DC Bilingual has six Urban Teachers and staff, including two residents. Although Ms. Anello has the autonomy to hire more freely than a district school, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.


10/17/2017 – Parents Have School Choice Kids Win Exclusive interview With Daniela Anello, Head of School DCB

Author Mark Lerner, who as been involved in Washington, D.C.’s charter school movement, sits down with DCB Head of School Daniela Anello.


09/05/2017 – The Joy in My Day: A Love Note to My Kids’ School

A DCB Parent writes & publishes a heartwarming opinion piece about how he and his family love DC Bilingual & being a part of the community.

Food Management.com

07/31/2017 -integrating healthy food and wellness programming into schools.

DC Bilingual provides three low-risk but high-impact keys to success

The Washington Times

02/16/2017 – Patch: Day Without Immigrants — DCB weighs in on this national protest.

Dozens of restaurants in D.C. are shutting their doors on Thursday to protest the anti-immigration policies of the Trump Administration.

The Washington Times

02/01/2017 -Day Without Immigrants’ will shutter businesses, schools

Ernest Yombo would rather students at Latin American Montessori Bilingual school come to class on Thursday, but instead, they will get an unexpected day off.

The D.C. public charter school, where he works as an assistant principal, will be forced to close for the day after more than half of the school’s staff announced their plans to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest.

DC Mayor’s Office

02/01/2017 -Mayor Bowser Kicks Off Education Week

Mayor Bowser Holds Press Conference at DCB During this press conference, Mayor Bowser announces DCB has received a long-term lease for the current facility. She also talks about other exciting changes within DC Charter Schools.

Washington Times

1/31/2017 -Mayor Press Conference Held at DCB, Awards Lease of Facility

D.C. Public Schools students next year will be allowed to gain preferential admission to high-performing charter schools in their neighborhoods, thanks to a change in the city’s school lottery system.

NBC4 Washington

1/30/2017 – Mayor Bowser Stands Behind DC’s Undocumented Immigrants

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser reiterated her commitment to undocumented immigrants who live in the District. As News4’s Tom Sherwood reports, the support was welcome news to some parents and their students.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show

1/11/2017 -DCB’s Lola Bloom on Kojo Nnamdi Show

DCB’s Lola Bloom talks about the school’s wellness program and her efforts in our garden, etc (her interview is at minute 17:30)


12/18/2016 – A Year in Review by Scribd

DCB’s own Lola Bloom is featured in this year-end report where she discusses DCB’s Food and Wellness program (see page 7).

The Gates Foundation


DCB is featured in this tremendous report about school leadership and the preparedness of students.

Catalogue for Philanthropy

10/19/2016 – 7 Questions with DC Bilingual Public Charter School

Catalogue for Philanthropy DCB’s Head of School Daniela Anello answers 7 questions for CFP about her dedication and passion for her work.

DCPCS Press Release

10/13/2016 – More Public Charter School Students Attend Top Performing School

DC Bilingual PCS receives a Tier 1 Rating & is featured in a press release.

Headlines for the Hopeful

10/13/2016 – Our Music Teacher Featured in Article About Theater Programs.

This article takes a look at theatre programs throughout low-income schools and highlights DCB’s Music Teacher, Manuel Hernandez.

The Hechinger Report

8/31/2016 – DCB Parent, Conor P. Williams Authors Opinion Piece on The Hechinger Report

The column, “Schools that teach in two languages foster integration — so how come so many families can’t find programs? Dual immersion’s policymaking opportunity” features a mention of DCB & its programs.


8/30/2016 -DC Public Charter School Students Continue to Show Improvement in PARCC Assessment

This press release sent out by DC Public Charter School Board details the Aug. 30 release of Charter Schools’ performance on the PARCC Assessment for the 2015-2016 school year. The release mentions DCB’s continued growth in PARCC results.


08/22/16 – DC Bilingual on Telemundo

School Safety & Precautions Taken: DCB Head of School Daniela Anello is interviewed by Telemundo on the school’s safety procedures and all the procedures put into place for the safety of students and families returning to school.

Edible Schoolyard.org

8/18/2016 – The Edible Schoolyard Project

DCB Featured in Edible School Yard Newsletter as Program of the Week Each week, EdibleSchoolYard.org features a school that has programs promoting healthy eating, outdoor gardens & more.


7/11/2016 – Bilingual charter fills a gap for students from closed school

One school year after enrolling over 80 students from a closed D.C. school, a language immersion charter school has seen progress in students’ readiness for its rigorous bilingual program.

The Nature Conservancy

6/07/2016 – DC Youth Tackle Environmental Challenges Through Hands-On Learning

DC Bilingual Public Charter School, The Nature Conservancy and Lowe’s address urban environmental challenges through school garden.

World Food Program USA

3/14/2016 – From Syria to DC: Illuminating the Crisis in the Classroom

School teacher Natalie Chapman wasn’t expecting a lesson plan about the U.S. civil war to become a transformative exploration of the Syrian conflict. But that’s exactly where her students led her.

DC Public Charter School’s Board’s website

2/22/2016 – Jan Goedeke’s blog piece

Jan Goedeke’s blog piece, ‘Inspire Children to Love Math & Problem Solving’ appears on DC Public Charter School’s Board’s website.


2/15/2016 – DCB on Telemundo

Our Head of School, Daniela Anello is featured on Telemundo Denver talking about the benefits of bilingual education.

Education Week

2/09/2016 – Education Week’s A Day in a Principal’s Life

Each year, Edweek.org has principals tweet photos of their day to #aprincipalsday. This year, DCB has two photos that made the final cut into the multimedia gallery.

Washington City Paper

02/05/16 – Two Former D.C. Public School Buildings Will Become Long-Term Homes to Charters

At the end of her administration’s “Education Week,” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced our building at 33 RIGGS Road would come up for solicitation by public charter schools in March.


02/03/16 – DC Bilingual on Telemundo

DCB Head of School Daniela Anello as well as a DCB parent, appear on Telemundo February 3 to discuss how the school is helping families through its Information Technology program.

Washington Examiner

10/27/15 – Charter schools help Hispanic kids assimilate

Much of the conservative concern with immigration revolves around assimilation. How can we ensure that immigrant children are speaking our language and understanding our culture? Educating them in charter schools is an important part of the answer.


10/26/15 – Head of School Discusses Standardized Testing on Telemundo

DCB Head of School Daniela Anello discusses standardized testing legislation that could reduce the standardized testing to less than 2% of the time students spend in schools.

Washington Business Journal

10/08/15 – Sweetgreen team helps revitalize charter school in Northeast

A little dirt never scared anyone, especially those in management at D.C.-based salad chain Sweetgreen. More than 100 Sweetgreen store managers and executive team members traveled to D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School’s new home in Fort Totten on Wednesday with shovels, soil, drills, hammers and paint in hand.


10/07/15 – Fall White House Kitchen Garden Harvest 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed local students for the annual Fall White House Kitchen Garden Harvest. Google joined the harvest to create the first ever virtual tour of the garden so that students across the country can experience the garden, learn about where food comes from, and the importance of healthy eating.

Daily Mail

10/06/15 – Harvest time! Michelle Obama is joined by elementary school children to help harvest sweet potatoes, carrots and peanuts in the White House vegetable garden

A gloved Michelle Obama wielded a pitchfork Tuesday to show some young helpers how to harvest the sweet potatoes in her White House garden. ‘We’ve got to dig these babies up,’ she said of the orange tubers, as beads of perspiration glistened on her forehead in the afternoon sun.

Education Watchdog

08/25/15 – D.C. Bilingual celebrates new school year in former Community Academy building

Hundreds of parents, teachers and community members celebrated the start of the new school year at D.C. Bilingual on Friday in the former Community Academy Public Charter School building.

Focus DC

08/18/15 – Exclusive Interview with Darren Woodruff, Chairman DC Public Charter School Board

Exclusive Interview with Darren Woodruff, Chairman DC Public Charter School Board (FOCUS, Harmony PCS, Options PCS, Dorothy I. Height Community Academy PCS, Kingsman PCS, DC Billingual PCS and Friendship PCS mentioned)

Center for Educational Improvement

07/27/15 – Let the numbers speak – DC Bilingual’s Data Driven Success

In an engaging and informative interview, Principal Daniela Anello demonstrated how participating in a data-driven, innovative dual language immersion program at DC Bilingual provides students and parents alike with resources for life-long learning.

Huffington Post

04/24/15 – Obesity Swept the Nation and Now Healthy Schools are Taking it Back… With Your Help

Let’s face it: it’s not always positive stories we hear in the news about school foods and physical education, our kids’ health and how our academic achievements stack up against those of our global competitors.