Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Joe Weedon

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION   OVERSIGHT HEARING The Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the District of Columbia Public Schools   Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:00 am     Hearing Room 500, John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Testimony of Joe Weedon, Parent Maury Elementary School Thank you, Chairman Catania andContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Joe Weedon”

Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow

I am Valerie Jablow, and my two children attend the Capitol Hill Cluster School, which has 1,200 students from preK through grade 8. Like many in DC, our school’s budget has been cut, resulting in numerous teacher layoffs. Our PTA now projects spending a majority of its money this coming school year to pay forContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Valerie Jablow”

Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Martin Welles

DC Council Hearing on DCPS SY14 Budget April 17, 2013 Testimony by Martin Welles Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  I am testifying on behalf of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization about concerns we have with the DCPS SY14 budget.  Our testimony today focuses onContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Martin Welles”

Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Sandra Moscoso

DC Council Hearing on Education Budget Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Testimony by Sandra Moscoso, Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan Parent Council Members Catania, Grosso, Wells, Alexander and Barry, thank you for the opportunity to testify. As a parent in DC Public Schools, I continue to value the work of this committee and would like toContinue reading “Testimony For Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing On School Budget By Committee On Education – By Sandra Moscoso”

Testimony for April 17, 2013 Council Hearing on School Budget by Committee on Education – by Beth Bacon

Written Testimony of Elizabeth Bacon 418 7th Street, NE Washington, DC 20002   To the Council of the District of Columbia Committee On Education,  Councilmember David A. Catania, Chairman   Oversight Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the District of Columbia Public Schools   Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:00 am, Hearing RoomContinue reading “Testimony for April 17, 2013 Council Hearing on School Budget by Committee on Education – by Beth Bacon”

Testimony for Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing on School Budget by Committee on Education‏ – by Caryn Ernst

Written Testimony of  Caryn Ernst 716 15th Street SE Washington, DC 20003  To the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Education Oversight Hearing on the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget of the District of Columbia Public Schools Wednesday, April 17, 2013 As the PTA President of the Capitol Hill Cluster School, I amContinue reading “Testimony for Apr 17, 2013 Council Hearing on School Budget by Committee on Education‏ – by Caryn Ernst”

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.

$400 Million – by Peter MacPherson

by Pether MacPherson Dear Friends:   Some of you may not be aware that last week the news was released that the city has a $400 million budget surplus. This is far in excess of the $140 million that was reported back in November. There are many worthwhile projects that could benefit from access toContinue reading “$400 Million – by Peter MacPherson”

Live in DC? Weigh in on Children’s Budget and More!

Residents and stakeholders should jump on these three opportunities for input into District government programs and practices. The DC government has two surveys open. The first is about improving the utility of the annual Children’s Budget report.****   The second is about your experience calling 211 on a cell phone (available in English, Spanish, French,Continue reading “Live in DC? Weigh in on Children’s Budget and More!”