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The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME) is responsible for developing and implementing the Mayor's vision for academic excellence and supporting the education-related District Government agencies in creating and maintaining a high quality education continuum from birth to 24 (from early childhood to K-12 to post-secondary and the workforce).
Summary of Services
The function of the DME is to plan, coordinate, and supervise all public education and education-related policies and activities under its jurisdiction. This includes developing and supporting policies to improve the delivery of educational services and opportunities from early childhood to the post-secondary education level; innovating and managing strategies for addressing the needs of children and families; and coordinating interagency initiatives targeted at supporting students and schools.