Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Thank you to the Charis for convening this hearing to examine critical education issues post-pandemic. My name is Beth Bacon. I am a Ward 6 resident, aContinue reading “Beth Bacon FRESHFARM Foodprints Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Marion Babcock Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Hello,I speak to you today as a parent and the LSAT co-chair at the School Without Walls High School to address the staggering needs and the logistics thatContinue reading “Marion Babcock Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Grace Hu Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Good morning, I am a DCPS parent and the co-lead for Digital Equity in DC Education. We are a group of DCPS parents who have been advocating forContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Chairmen and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, and aContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Betsy Wolf Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021 Good morning, Councilmembers, and thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Betsy Wolf, and I’m testifying as both a DCPS parent, and as anContinue reading “Betsy Wolf Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After the COVID-19 – May 26, 2021

Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery and the Committee of the Whole Joint Public Oversight Hearing The District’s Public Education System After the COVID-19 Pandemic May 26, 2021          Thank you for holding today’s hearing on the important topic of our city’s public education system after the COVID-19 pandemic.    My name is Suzanne Wells,Continue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Special Committee COVID-19 Recovery and COW Hearing: DC Ed After the COVID-19 – May 26, 2021”

Hopeful News! DCPS SY22 school staff may be restored – please help us confirm

Dear DCPS Communities and Families, We hope you’ve heard the good news (fingers crossed) that the Mayor is allocating $14M additional (federal aid) funds to solve the gaps that have led to staff cuts at our schools. We are cautiously optimistic, though, as $14M is short of the $18M budget expert Mary Levy estimated needed toContinue reading “Hopeful News! DCPS SY22 school staff may be restored – please help us confirm”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 pm.  The following will be on our agenda: Kathy Patterson, DC Auditor, and Erin Roth, Director of Education Research for the Office of the DC Auditor, will discuss the recently released report, Measuring What Matters:  More and Better DataContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm”

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!”