Betsy Wolf Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight Hearing – February 21, 2019

There are few issues in education in DC right now that are as clearly problematic at the new OSSE school report cards and 5-star school ratings. For some background, I am a parent at Amidon-Bowen, but I am also an educational researcher who cleans and analyzes student achievement data as part of my day job.Continue reading “Betsy Wolf Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight Hearing – February 21, 2019”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – Roundtable on Chancellor of DCPS Dr Ferebee Confirmation – February 12, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Public Roundtable on the Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee Confirmation Resolution of 2019 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 I am Valerie Jablow. As a parent of teenage DCPS students who started with DCPS in preK, I would like to connect that experience to thisContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Roundtable on Chancellor of DCPS Dr Ferebee Confirmation – February 12, 2019”

CHPSPO Meets Tuesday, February 12, at the Wilson Building

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Members, We’re doing things a little differently this month. CHPSPO is meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (this Tuesday, February 12), and we’re going to have our meeting in hearing room 120 at the Wilson building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW). The meeting will run from 6:30Continue reading “CHPSPO Meets Tuesday, February 12, at the Wilson Building”

Jessica Sutter Testimony – Roundtable on At-Risk Funding – February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019 Jessica Sutter Testimony at Council Oversight Roundtable on At Risk Funding Transparency Thank you Chairman Mendelson and Members of the DC Council for inviting public testimony today. My name is Jessica Sutter and I have the honor of representing Ward 6 on the DC State Board of Education. I am testifying hereContinue reading “Jessica Sutter Testimony – Roundtable on At-Risk Funding – February 1, 2019”

Linsey Silver Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing – November 27, 2018

Chancellor Alexander and officials of DC Public Schools thank you for allowing me to testify today. My name is Linsey Silver and I am the Director of Teaching and Learning at the DC Language Immersion Project ( http://www.dcimmersion.org ) and 10 year parent at Tyler Elementary. DC Immersion is a non-profit that works toward aContinue reading “Linsey Silver Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing – November 27, 2018”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing on FY20 – November 27, 2018

Thank you for the opportunity to testify this evening. My name is Suzanne Wells. I have a daughter in the 8th grade at Eliot-Hine Middle School, and I’m the president of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO). For the past year, Grace Hu, a member of CHPSPO, has organized a coalition of parentsContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing on FY20 – November 27, 2018”

Betsy Wolf Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing for FY20 – November 27, 2018

My name is Betsy Wolf. I am a parent at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in DCPS. Amidon-Bowen serves a predominantly “at-risk” and African American student population and has been one of the lowest performing schools in the city for more than a decade. I am also a research professor in education. A common finding in schoolContinue reading “Betsy Wolf Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing for FY20 – November 27, 2018”

Katy Thomas Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing FY20 – November 27, 2018

SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUBLIC FIELD HEARING ON FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET PRIORITIES I am the parent of two current Miner ES students and one future one. Our oldest is in first grade, our middle child is in PK4 and we have a rising PK3 child. My husband is serving hisContinue reading “Katy Thomas Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing FY20 – November 27, 2018”

Cathy Reilly Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing for FY20

DCPS Budget Hearing – November 27, 2018 Phelps High School- Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators Budget Testimony Cathy Reilly It is my hope that one of the lenses DCPS will use as it crafts the budget for this year is that of how best to support the public infrastructure of DCPS schools.Continue reading “Cathy Reilly Testimony – DCPS Public Budget Hearing for FY20”

Jessica Sutter Testimony – Education Public Roundtable – DCPS’ Plans for Shaw Junior High School and Banneker Academic School – November 15, 2018

Thank you Councilmember Grosso and Members of the Committee on Education for holding this Public Roundtable on plans for the Shaw Junior High School Campus. I appreciate the opportunity to testify this morning. My name is Jessica Sutter and I was recently elected to serve as the new Ward 6 Representative to the DC StateContinue reading “Jessica Sutter Testimony – Education Public Roundtable – DCPS’ Plans for Shaw Junior High School and Banneker Academic School – November 15, 2018”