DC Council: Please Support Transparency, Stability and Success for All Public Schools, All Students

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Please Support Transparency, Stability and Success for All Public Schools, All Students The Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) is an all-volunteer collaboration of parents, educators and community members helping to strengthen and support public schools in Ward 6. Ward 6 schools serve a diverse student population, includingContinue reading “DC Council: Please Support Transparency, Stability and Success for All Public Schools, All Students”

CHPSPO Meets Tuesday, March 19 @ Payne ES

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 pm at Payne Elementary School (1445 C St., SE).  Chancellor Ferebee and W6 SBOE representative Jessica Sutter will join us at our meeting.  We’ll also be deciding on CHPSPO’s new name!  I hope you can join us. Suzanne Wells ———————— Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization MarchContinue reading “CHPSPO Meets Tuesday, March 19 @ Payne ES”

Signe Nelson Testimony – Roundtable on Chancellor of DCPS Dr Ferebee Confirmation – February 12, 2019

Testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole & Education Roundtable 0 PR 23-0061 The Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools Dr. Lewis Ferebee Confirmation Resolution of 2019, February 12, 2019 Submitted by Signe Nelson   Good afternoon, Chair-Persons and Members. My name is Signe Nelson, 19 years anContinue reading “Signe Nelson Testimony – Roundtable on Chancellor of DCPS Dr Ferebee Confirmation – February 12, 2019”

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”