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2022 GW0 Deputy Mayor for Education

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (ODME) is responsible for developing and implementing the Mayor’s vision for academic excellence and supporting the education-related and workforce-related District Government agencies in creating and maintaining a high quality education continuum from birth to adulthood (from early childhood to K-12 to post-secondary and the workforce). The ODME also houses the Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes, the Workforce Investment Council, and the Students in the Care of DC Coordinating Committee.

Summary of Services

The functions of the ODME include overseeing a District-wide education and workforce strategy, managing interagency and cross-sector coordination targeted at supporting students, schools, job seekers and workforce training, and providing oversight and/or support for the following education and workforce agencies: Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), Public Charter School Board (PCSB), University of the District of Columbia (UDC), D.C. Public Library (DCPL), the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the Department of Employment Services (DOES).