CHPSPO will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 pm at Miner Elementary School, 601 15th St., NE. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) will be at the meeting to review the draft school report card, and to gather feedback from us. The report card OSSE is developing will share information about all public schools in DC. This report card is being developed as part of DC’s State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please extend an invitation to your school communities about this feedback session, and encourage those who are interested to attend.
In addition, OSSE released an online survey for parents and families to provide feedback on the design of the report card. Please encourage your school communities to take the online survey. These report cards are going to be very important in the future as parents will likely use them to inform their impressions of our neighborhood schools. The online survey will be available through Friday, May 4.
On Monday, the National Park Service will hold an Emancipation Day event at Lincoln Park from 2 – 8 pm. From 2 – 5 pm there will be family-fun activities, and from 6:30 – 7:30 pm there will be a reenactment of the unveiling of the Lincoln statue along with a recreation of Frederick Douglass’ dedication speech. It’ll be a great way to observe Emancipation Day.