W6PSPO Meets Tonight – Jan 17, 2023 @ 7PM

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,

1.  W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 pm.  We will discuss the following:

a.  Catherine Frye will lead a discussion on whether Ward 6 schools are seeing migrant students who have been bussed to DC from border states enrolling in our schools, and what is being done to support these students;

b.  Grace Hu will update us on the Digital Equity in DC Education SY23/24 budget request;

c.  Kristin Sinclair who is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown University will share information about a study she is conducting on how youth, parents and other groups participate in education decision-making processes at their schools and across the city.  She is recruiting volunteers to participate in the study.

d.  We will discuss the W6PSPO priorities for 2023 including how we want to develop recommendations from Ward 6 for the Master Facilities Plan.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 email containing information about joining the meeting.

2.  Please share the following with your school communities:

Dr. Kristin Sinclair from Georgetown University and Dr. Alisha Butler from Wesleyan University are conducting a study about how people work to influence local education policy decisions in their schools and communities in Washington, D.C. Please consider taking their brief, anonymous 10-minute survey to share your perspective on this important topic: 

Parent survey (English): https://wesleyan.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lBhdhRTXmImqhw
Parent survey (Spanish): https://wesleyan.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXVkqNPRD2A5ise

3.  On Friday, December 16, OSSE released the revised draft of the Social Studies Standards.  OSSE is seeking input from the public on the proposed changes.  The 45-day public comment period is open through 5 p.m. ET on Monday, January 30, 2023. The new statewide standards are slated to be implemented by school year 2023–24 in District public schools. 
Hope to see you on Tuesday.
Suzanne Wells

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