CHPSPO Meeting Notes – February 12, 2014

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Amidon-Bowen Elementary School 401 I Street, SW February 12, 2014 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Update on school boundaries and feeder patterns – Abigail Smith (Deputy Mayor for Education (DME)); Claudia Lujan (Deputy Mayor for Education’s office); Denise Forte and Martin Welles (Ward 6 representatives to Advisory Committee) http://dme.dc.gov/book/student-assignment-and-school-boundaries-review-process AbigailContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – February 12, 2014”

WANTED: Cute DC Kids and Their Parents for White House Project

Are you a DC parent, looking for a school for your 3 year old, middle school or high school student? Have you found a terrific elementary school, but worried about middle school? We want to hear from you as part of a volunteer-run project we hope to showcase at the White House, at the end ofContinue reading “WANTED: Cute DC Kids and Their Parents for White House Project”

Recognition of CHPSPO’s Work in Advocating for Librarians and Transparency in Education

Recognition by The Sunlight Foundation (sunlightfoundation.com) of CHPSPO’s work in advocating for DCPS librarians, transparency in DC education, and open data. Special thanks to Suzanne Wells, Peter MacPherson, Bella Dinh-Zarr, Satu Haase-Webb and Laura Marks for their work on the libraries effort.

My Community, Our Earth – Collaborative Mapping for Sustainable Development

    The Association of American Geographers has a program called MyCOE Global Connections & Exchange. The focus is on sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food security) and raising awareness in our local communities via collaborative mapping. The program is open to high school students and teachers can earn $300 for their classroom. See more detailsContinue reading “My Community, Our Earth – Collaborative Mapping for Sustainable Development”

DCPS Proposed School Closures – Impact to Walkable Communities?

We wanted to see how the proposed DCPS consolidation plan would impact the ability of students affected by the closures to be able to attend a school within a 1 mile walk. We reached out DC Action for Children and they (thank you, Kate Kairys!) built the following map (super quickly!), which show all DC PublicContinue reading “DCPS Proposed School Closures – Impact to Walkable Communities?”