Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year

Dear DC School Community Members, We want to thank you for supporting the city-wide effort to cancel PARCC testing this school year, and asking the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to request a waiver from the US Department of Education (USEd). As of today, 1150+ of you have signed representing almost 130 schools fromContinue reading “Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year”

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”

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”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020

Committee of the WholeCommittee on EducationJoint Oversight Roundtable on Return to In-person Instruction in DC Public SchoolsDecember 2, 2020 My name is Suzanne Wells.  I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization.  I think it is fair to say we all want teachers and students to be back in school.  StudentsContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”

Testimony of Grace Hu – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020

Grace HuAmidon-Bowen Elementary Local School Advisory TeamCouncil Oversight Roundtable on DCPS December 2, 2020 Good afternoon. My name is Grace Hu and I am a parent at Amidon-Bowen Elementary, where I serve on the LSAT. I am also one of the parent leads for the Digital Equity in DC Education coalition and part of theContinue reading “Testimony of Grace Hu – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”

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

Alexandra Simbanafor theCommittee of the Whole and Committee on Education Joint Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction December 2, 2020 Good afternoon my name is Alexandra Simbana, a Cleveland Elementary parent and LSAT member. As a DCPS parent I want to stress the health risks front and center for many of our DCPSContinue reading “Alexandra Simbana – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”

Allyson Crier Brown Testimony – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020

Testimony of Allyson Criner Brown for the Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education Joint Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction December 2, 2020 Greetings Councilmembers, My name is Allyson Criner Brown. I live in Ward 8, am the parent of a DCPS 1st grader (as well as a 2 year old),Continue reading “Allyson Crier Brown Testimony – DC Council – Public Roundtable on DCPS Return to In-Person Instruction – Dec 2, 2020”