Tell Mayor Bowser to Invest in Modern and Maintained Schools

Every child in Washington, DC, deserves to attend a modern, safe and healthy public school building. >> Sign onto a letter to Mayor Bowser and other city leaders telling them it’s time to invest city resources to bring ALL DC PUBLIC SCHOOLS up to modern standards and put us on a track for reasonable and responsive maintenanceContinue reading “Tell Mayor Bowser to Invest in Modern and Maintained Schools”

Calls needed to oppose Rep. Chaffetz’s DC voucher bill: CALL NOW – before 10am on Wednesday

Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduced a DC voucher bill Monday (March 6) which will be voted on by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday morning (3/8). Time is short! Please call members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to oppose the bill BEFORE WEDNESDAY AT 10AM. The bill is expected to be atContinue reading “Calls needed to oppose Rep. Chaffetz’s DC voucher bill: CALL NOW – before 10am on Wednesday”

A Better Way to Rate Schools?

A message from Ward 6 School Board member, Joe Weedon, about upcoming decisions on how DC rates schools — and how to make your voice heard on Nov. 16 Currently, schools are rated almost entirely on reading and math test scores–and almost entirely on the proportion of students who are “proficient,” regardless of how muchContinue reading “A Better Way to Rate Schools?”

Changes to School Health Services Program, Concerns, and What You Can Do

The Department of Health is changing the method of delivering school health services and school nurse staffing allocations starting in January 2017. For background, see the slide presentation made at two community forums in October to explain these changes or read more information on the school health services program here. Overview of the changes According toContinue reading “Changes to School Health Services Program, Concerns, and What You Can Do”

Ward 6 Debate with At-Large Council Candidates, June 2nd

Ward 6 DC Democratic Primary Debate June 2, 6:30 PM Tyler Elementary School Hosted by the Ward 6 Democrats and moderated by Denise Rolark Barnes of The Washington Informer and Mark Seagraves of NBC4. Co-sponsors include CHPSPO, along with several other Ward 6 organizations.

Why Knowledge Matters, a discussion with Dan Willingham, June 1st, 6:30PM

Why Knowledge Matters: The need for a rich curriculum, from the earliest ages A talk by Dan Willingham, a noted cognitive scientist and professor at the University of Virginia Wednesday, June 1 6:30-8pm McKinley High School 151 T St. NE How to register? The event is free, but please register so the organizers know howContinue reading “Why Knowledge Matters, a discussion with Dan Willingham, June 1st, 6:30PM”

Chairman Grosso’s Education Budget Increases Modernization Dollars, Rejects Methodology of Mayor’s Budget But Largely Sticks to Plan

Some important changes for Ward 6 included in draft council proposal Today, DC Council Committee on Education Chairman Grosso released his proposal and report for the education portion of the FY17 budget, including modernization funding and priorities. The Education Committee will vote on the Chairman’s proposal on Thursday, May 5. CHPSPO members involved in advocacyContinue reading “Chairman Grosso’s Education Budget Increases Modernization Dollars, Rejects Methodology of Mayor’s Budget But Largely Sticks to Plan”

Sign-on Letter to DC Council Education Committee Regarding School Modernization Funding

UPDATE 5/2/16 2:30PM: As of May 2nd, 249 people have signed onto this letter. Signers are from all Wards and represent a range of interests: parents, schools, individuals, and citywide organizations. >> Final letter to the DC Committee on Education with 249 signatures ————— On April 20th, PTA and LSAT leaders and other members of theContinue reading “Sign-on Letter to DC Council Education Committee Regarding School Modernization Funding”