Launched in 2018, the High School Practice Exchange (HSPX) builds the capacity of DC high school leaders to meet the complex demands of their schools by leveraging relative strengths across the sector.

The Dual Language Practice Exchange (DLPX) brings together leaders from bilingual and immersion schools to learn together, by sharing expertise and collaborating on common challenges.  

We are listening and assessing interest in potential PX cohorts to offer during the 2021-2022 school year, in Kansas City and Washington, DC.  Reach out to us  with ideas or questions. 


The School Leader Lab Practice Exchange ('PX') builds the capacity of leaders to drive results at their schools by leveraging relative strengths across the sector. Participants will bring their expertise and challenges and the School Leader Lab team will lay the groundwork for capacity building dialogue. Ultimately, what leaders appreciate the most is the opportunity to get into the schools, learn from one another, and rally around the goal of improving practice for all students in DC.

With community and capacity building dialogue at the core, we will work with each host school to structure visits to best meet their unique needs. We are confident in the quality of our consultancies, tuning protocols, and structured rounds, and we are open to adding to our own toolkit if a different structure fits the needs of the host school. Visiting school leaders will have the opportunity to use their perspective from the balcony to push host schools and reflect on their own practice. Host schools will benefit from getting feedback from peers who are knee deep in the work as well.


  • PX cohorts meet six times during the school year with one leader serving as host

  • The School Leader Lab team will pre-meet with host leader to structure the session and will share recommended next steps after the session

  • For the sake of continuity and cohort building, we ask that the principal of each participating organization commits to attending all sessions

  • Host schools are responsible for providing meeting space for in-person visits

  • Program tuition of $650 covers the cost of materials (other costs are supported by philanthropy)

  • Dual immersion in a distance learning setting

  • Differentiated learning supports 

  • Graduation requirements and credit recovery

  • Parent engagement at the high school level

  • Chronic absenteeism and attendance intervention

  • College counseling and placement


DLPX 2020-2021 DATES
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  • July

  • September 

  • October 

  • November

  • January

  • February