Mayor Bowser Announces New Investments in High-Impact Tutoring and Reimagining High School

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Today, at the DC High-Impact Tutoring Summit, Mayor Muriel Bowser previewed Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) investments in two programs with track records of increasing student achievement and increasing attendance: the high-impact tutoring (HIT) program and the District’s Advanced Technical Center. The highlighted investments are part of more than $2.7 billion in local investments to support public schools, sustain high-impact tutoring, and expand the number of students served by the Advanced Technical Center.  
“Our public schools continue to be a bright spot in the story of DC, and with this budget we are making strategic investments in two programs that have a proven track record of improving attendance and increasing student achievement: high-impact tutoring and the Advanced Technical Center,” said Mayor Bowser. “These are investments that represent our commitment to equity as well as our commitment to investing in the pillars of DC’s Comeback: Downtown, public safety, and public education.”

At the summit, Mayor Bowser shared the following FY25 investments:

  • $4.8 million to continue high-impact tutoring 
  • $5 million to support the reimagination of high school, including programming at the existing Advanced Technical Center in Ward 5, dual enrollment expansion, and the Advanced Internship Program and Career Ready Internships
  • $17 million to open a new health clinic, in partnership with Children’s National Hospital, to provide health care services and training for students at the existing Advanced Technical Center in Ward 5
  • $600,000 to open a new Advanced Technical Center at the Whitman-Walker Max Robinson Center in Ward 8 


Preliminary findings from research conducted by the National Student Support Accelerator at Stanford University provide evidence that high-impact tutoring has positive attendance benefits for DC students. The District is also seeing early signs of academic impact as well, with at-risk students who receive the appropriate amount of high-impact tutoring nearly 7% more likely to achieve their growth goals than at-risk students receiving less tutoring, according to interim assessment data. 

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