W6PSPO Meeting Notes – January 21, 2020

W6PSPO Meeting Notes January 21, 2020 Stuart-Hobson MS 1. Laura Marks (Councilmember Charles Allen’s Chief of Staff), Anne Phelps (DC Budget Office Counsel and Senior Advisor) and Jonathan Antista (Deputy Director for Budget) shared an overview of the DC Council performance and budget oversight process. Please review the following documents: FY21 Education Budget Process –Continue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – January 21, 2020”

Nzinga Tull Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony before the DC Council Committee on Education On B23-0199 (School Transparency) By Nzinga Tull Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Good Afternoon Councilmembers, My name is Nzinga Tull.  I am a native Washingtonian and a proud graduate of DCPS.  I was raised in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Ward 7 and have made my home as anContinue reading “Nzinga Tull Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Allyson Criner Brown Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of Allyson Criner Brown of Teaching for Change, to the D.C. Council Committee on Education and Committee of the Whole Testimony on the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” Written Testimony for public meeting held October 2, 2019 Presented by Allyson Criner Brown, MPA Associate Director, Teaching for Change 1832 11 St. NW,Continue reading “Allyson Criner Brown Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Mary Levy Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

TESTIMONY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COUNCIL  Joint Public Hearing on B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019” Mary Levy      October 2, 2019 As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst,Continue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Tom Susman Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of the D.C. Open Government Coalition By Thomas M. Susman, President Before the Joint Hearing of the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education Of the Council of the District of Columbia On B23-0199 October 2, 2019 Chairman Mendelson, Chairman Grosso and members of the committees. I am Thomas Susman, president of theContinue reading “Tom Susman Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Liz Koenig Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Good afternoon, thank you for the opportunity to testify about the Public School Transparency Amendment Act.  My name is Liz Koenig and I am a Ward 4 DCPS public school teacher and parent and former charter school teacher. I am also a volunteer for EmpowerEd, a teacher advocacy organization. I want to talk about anContinue reading “Liz Koenig Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Sandra Moscoso Testimony  Public Hearing on B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” & B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019.” Committee on Education – October 2, 2019 at 10:00AM, JAWB 412 Chairmen Grosso, Mendelson and Councilmembers, I’m Sandra Moscoso, a Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan parent, the School WithoutContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Rebecca Reina Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Testimony of Rebecca Reina Chair of the Ward 1 Education Council to Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on Education, B23-0199, the “Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019” and B23-0281, the “Public Charter School Closure Amendment Act of 2019” on 10/2/19 at 10:00 pm, John A. Wilson building, room 412 Hello, I‘m BeckyContinue reading “Rebecca Reina Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

Committee on Whole and Education Public Hearing Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 Wednesday, October 2, 2019              Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  My name is Suzanne Wells.  I am the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. It is a sad state of affairs that the Public SchoolContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019

I am Valerie Jablow, a 14-year DCPS parent. In March 2019, parents at DCI, a DC charter school, apparently received an electronic message from the school[1] asking them to oppose Bill 0199, the subject of today’s hearing–to ensure that FOIA and the open meetings act apply to all publicly funded schools in DC. That messageContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 – October 2, 2019”