The NYU Teacher Residency is excited to announce Washington, DC as a new partner region. Teacher residents can now choose schools in our nation’s capital to experience their immersive residency year.
Washington, DC has a population of more than 700,000, with nearly six million people in the entire metropolitan area, which extends to northern Virginia and southern Maryland. It continues to increase in diversity; in fact, in 2018, the region was ranked the sixth most diverse out of 100 major metropolitan areas.
Washington, DC has made progress on teacher quality and ensuring all children have access to educational options in their local neighborhoods. Washington, DC has two systems of public schools: DC Public Schools – with about 51,000 students, and DC Public Charter Schools – with a little over 43,000 students. While the mayor oversees both systems, DC Public Charter Schools are also governed by an elected school board.
Washington, DC is also home to cultural activities, restaurants featuring food from all over the globe, and large urban parks. The Smithsonian Institutions offer 19 free museums, galleries, gardens, and a zoo. There are more than 175 foreign embassies located in the city and, during the month of May, many of these embassies open their doors to the public. With an underground rail system and a bike share program, you can live in and explore the many different neighborhoods including Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Logan Circle, and Shaw.
Learn more about the Teacher Residency school partners in Washington, DC.