Grace Hu Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Grace Hu Digital Equity in DC Education Testimony September 21, 2021 My name is Grace Hu. I am a DCPS parent and one of the co-leads for the Digital Equity in DC Education parent coalition. Since 2018, our parent group has advocated for a comprehensive multi-year technology plan to ensure that all DCPS students andContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Robert Henderson Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

Robert Henderson Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on Re-Opening District of Columbia Public Schools and District of Columbia Public Charter Schools for School Year 2021-2022 September 21, 2021 Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s roundtable. My name is Robert Henderson. I am a Ward 5 resident and parent, and vice chairContinue reading “Robert Henderson Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL Roundtable on School Reopening  Elizabeth Callanan Mitchell September 21, 2021 I am testifying here today both as a member of the Executive Committee of the Ward 3 Democrats and as the parent of two DCPS elementary students.  In April 2019, Ward 3 Democrats passedContinue reading “Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – DC Council Roundtable on DCPS and DCPCS School Reopening – September 21, 2021”

Outdoor Public Hearing on DCPS Reopening, Tuesday, 9/21 @ 5 pm

For those who are interested, the DC Caucus of Rank and File Educators is holding an outdoor public hearing on DCPS reopening on Tuesday, September 21, at 5 pm at Watkins Elementary School (420 12th St., SE). The hearing will focus on increasing virtual options for those who want it, more transparency around close contacts/contactContinue reading “Outdoor Public Hearing on DCPS Reopening, Tuesday, 9/21 @ 5 pm”

DCPS Families – Please Complete this Back to School Safety, Tech, and Family Needs Survey

Dear Ward 6 DCPS Families and School Leaders, Please provide feedback to the ward education councils on your DCPS students’ experiences during the first few weeks of school by completing this survey. The survey includes questions on DCPS health protocols, technology, and family needs. Your answers will inform discussions on how to best meet studentContinue reading “DCPS Families – Please Complete this Back to School Safety, Tech, and Family Needs Survey”

Open Letter to Mayor, DME, Chancellor – Alerting leaders of Critical Deficiencies in Covid Safety Policies

September 12, 2021  Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Kihn and Chancellor Ferebee,  We, Shelley Brown (Ward 7) and Danica Petroshius (Ward 6), both parents of children at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, write to ask you to urgently strengthen your policies to keep students and families safe in our schools. The data changes daily but thereContinue reading “Open Letter to Mayor, DME, Chancellor – Alerting leaders of Critical Deficiencies in Covid Safety Policies”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021 I am Valerie Jablow, a DCPS parent who finds it ironic that this hearing is being held virtually on the subject of kids soon returning to school in person. If we are here virtually due to what the state board’s own website says isContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”

Stefany Thangavelu Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021 Hello, I am Stefany Thangavelu, a 4th grade DCPS parent and former LSAT member. My comments today pertain to access and choice pertaining to virtual learning while also mobilizing to ensure all in person learning is safe for children in DC. While I stronglyContinue reading “Stefany Thangavelu Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021

State Board of Education Public Hearing School Reopening August 18, 2021             My name is Suzanne Wells, and I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization.  I want to thank the State Board of Education for holding this evening’s hearing on school reopening.             Last night our organization held its monthlyContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – State Board of Education Public Hearing: School Reopening – August 18, 2021”