Bike to School Day is May 5, 2021 at Lincoln Park – Register & Save the Date!

Like Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day will look a little different this year (masks and distancing, a must!). What will stay the same is our community coming together in support of safe routes to school and to enjoy our favorite party on wheels!!! For now, get ready by: Step 1: Mark yourContinue reading “Bike to School Day is May 5, 2021 at Lincoln Park – Register & Save the Date!”

Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021

On April 14th, OUTDOOR STORY TIME will happen in EVERY WARD of the city nearly simultaneously to unite the city with children and outdoor learning.   All wards will be reading the same book supplied by the DC Public Library.   In Ward 6, Outdoor Story Time will take place: When: Weds, April 14 @ 10:30AM Where:Continue reading “Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021”

Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts

April 7, 2021 Dear Mayor Bowser, We are reaching out on behalf of Ward education councils and community leaders across DC to request a meeting with you where we can discuss your administration’s plans for restoring school staff positions that were eliminated in FY22 school budget allocations and investing more in schools that have greatContinue reading “Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts”

PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!

Dear DC School Community Members, It’s official! PARCC is canceled this year! Yesterday, the US Department of Education approved the waiver request submitted by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education.  Thank YOU ALL for your advocacy and support and thank you to the Ward Education Councils, PTO/LSAT and community leaders who helped getContinue reading “PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!”

W6PSPO Mourns the Sudden and Tragic Passing of Liz Davis

The Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization mourns the sudden and tragic passing of Liz Davis, the President of the Washington Teachers’ Union. Liz was a fierce advocate for teachers. She transformed the WTU into one of the most powerful teachers unions in the country. Her work was always grounded by her four decades teachingContinue reading “W6PSPO Mourns the Sudden and Tragic Passing of Liz Davis”

Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets Cathy Reilly on Behalf of the Ward 4 Education Alliance April 2, 2021, 9:30am Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the DCPS local school budgets.  My name is Cathy Reilly and I am here testifying on behalf of the Ward 4Continue reading “Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Testimony of Evan Yeats on Behalf of ANC4B01 Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Dear Chair Mendelson and Councilmembers: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this written testimony. This testimony is largely based Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities, passed unanimouslyContinue reading “ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Dr. Marla M. Dean Testimony on Behalf of Ward 7 Education Council Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Good Morning Chairman Mendelson, Councilmembers and Council Staff. Thank you for the opportunity to come before you this morning. I am Dr. Marla M. Dean, ED/CEO ofContinue reading “Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Mary Levy Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Mary Levy Testimony Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst, and a DCPS parent, I have studied DCPS local school and overall budgets for 40 years.  When DCPS posted proposed local school budgets for next year,Continue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 1 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

On Behalf of the Ward 1 Education Council Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Good morning Chairman and Councilmembers. My name is Alexandra Simbana, a parent of a 3rd grader at Cleveland Elementary, a member of my school’s LSAT and member of the Ward 1Continue reading “Ward 1 Education Council Testimony – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”