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W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education

DCPS Budgets dropped this week! Thank you to Laura Marks, chief of staff to Councilmember Charles Allen, Anne Phelps, DC Council Counsel and Senior Advisor, and Jonathan Antista, Deputy Director for Budget, in the DC Council Office of the Budget Director (Starting at 35:48 Mins) Find the Budget Presentation HERE. Thank you,  Patricia Stamper, EmpowerEdContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings.  If you don’t already have the meeting link, you can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

W6PSPO Meeting – May 7, 2020

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Virtual Meeting May 7, 2020 1- Digital Equity in DC Education Update DCPS has distributed ~8K devices.  Elementary school distributions happening this week. Sent 2 pages of recommendations to DCPS. Asked for additional tech support; ensure curriculum includes picking up digital literacy skills Wifi was set up inContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – May 7, 2020”

Advocacy

For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing

After discussions with parents and teachers, school leaders and community members across the city, Ward 6 parents initiated this petition to cancel PARCC testing for this school year. Please consider signing this petition and sharing with your networks. Sign the petition here. To: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Acting Superintendent Shana Young (Office of the StateContinue reading “For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing”

Meshaun Pratt – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020

Testimony to the Committee of the Whole & Committee on Education Public Oversight Roundtable  on Return to In-person Instruction in DC Public SchoolsMeshaun PrattYWP Youth Advocate12.2.20 Greetings Councilmembers. My name is Meshaun Pratt and I am a senior at School Without Walls. I am a Ward 8 resident and I plan to pursue a career in Nursing.Continue reading “Meshaun Pratt – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”

LaJoy Johnson-Law – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020

TESTIMONY for Joint Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education-Distance Learning LaJoy Johnson-Law, Ward 8 parent and disability and education advocate-12/2/20 Good Morning Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Grosso and the Committee on Education. My name is LaJoy Johnson-Law (Ms. Law), and I am a concerned Ward 8 Resident, education and disability advocate, but most importantly,Continue reading “LaJoy Johnson-Law – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”

Knowledge Sharing

W6PSPO Virtual Meeting Notes – April 9, 2020

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Meeting Notes April 9, 2020 – via Zoom Attendees: Sonja Walti, Jefferson Academy and School Without Walls Danica Petroshius, Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan Jessica Sutter, State Board of Education Ward 6 Grace Hu, Amidon-Bowen, @Digital Equity in DC Education Valerie Jablow, Duke Ellington George Blackmon, Maury Amy and JoeContinue reading “W6PSPO Virtual Meeting Notes – April 9, 2020”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – November 19, 2019

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Meeting Notes November 19, 2019 Miner ES 1.Sharing PTA/PTO Best Practices – PTA/PTO Meetings Panel/Open Discussion David Treat and Julie Muir – Miner Elementary, Elsa Faulkenberg – Tyler Elementary, Lona Valmora – Capitol Hill Cluster School We kicked this series off with a discussion on PTO meetings. FindContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – November 19, 2019”

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