Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

My name is Valerie Jablow, and as a DCPS parent, I am testifying about DCPS; the charter board; DME; and OSSE. That’s 3 minutes to address the performance of four agencies handling more than $2 BILLION annually—45 seconds per agency or about $11 million per second. As a public witness, I am theoretically like everyoneContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

If you had asked me in June to come up with the worst reopening plan imaginable, I’m not sure I could have done as amazing a job as DCPS. It’s almost art.   After promising us soap at the onset of the pandemic – mind you- after one of the worst flu seasons our school hadContinue reading “Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, president of the school’s Home and School Association, secretary of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, and treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council.  A lot has gone wrong this year, but I want to focusContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Mary Levy Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst, and a DCPS parent, I have studied DCPS data and policies for 40 years.  Below are results of some of my analyses. Three weeks ago, DCPS posted proposed local school budgets for next year.  A small group of us has downloaded and converted them toContinue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education

DCPS Budgets dropped this week! Thank you to Laura Marks, chief of staff to Councilmember Charles Allen, Anne Phelps, DC Council Counsel and Senior Advisor, and Jonathan Antista, Deputy Director for Budget, in the DC Council Office of the Budget Director (Starting at 35:48 Mins) Find the Budget Presentation HERE. Thank you,  Patricia Stamper, EmpowerEdContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings.  If you don’t already have the meeting link, you can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

TESTIMONY for Committee on Education Budget Oversight Proposed FY 21 Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020  LaJoy Johnson-Law, Ward 8 parent and disability and education advocate Good Afternoon Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Grosso and the Committee on Education. My name is LaJoy Johnson-Law (Ms. Law), and I am a community memberContinue reading “LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

Committee of the Whole Committee on Education Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at the joint budget oversight hearing for all education agencies.  My name is Suzanne Wells, and I’m the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO).  OurContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

Sarah Wolf Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing

Sarah Wolf, Peabody Elementary School  Testimony to the DCPS Public Budget Hearing, October 29, 2019 Good evening Chancellor Ferebee and Deputy Chancellor Maisterra My name is Sarah Wolf and I am the parent of a kindergarten student at Peabody Elementary School. I have been a DC resident since 2003 and currently live in Ward 6.Continue reading “Sarah Wolf Testimony – DCPS SY2021 Budget Hearing”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing

Education Committee Public Hearing District of Columbia Public Schools Student Technology Equity Act of 2019, B23-0196 November 6, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  My name is Suzanne Wells, and I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. Ward 6 parents have been at the forefront of advocatingContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Digital Equity and Financial Literacy Council Hearing”