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”

Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021

On April 14th, OUTDOOR STORY TIME will happen in EVERY WARD of the city nearly simultaneously to unite the city with children and outdoor learning.   All wards will be reading the same book supplied by the DC Public Library.   In Ward 6, Outdoor Story Time will take place: When: Weds, April 14 @ 10:30AM Where:Continue reading “Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Discussion on what makes a rich curriculum – Jessica Sutter (DC State Board of Education – Ward 6 Representative) SBOE Role: No power over books, approach, etc Purview over state standards: focus on social studies, art, health, pe SBOE Challenges: Not sure what is being taughtContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 1445 C Street, SE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. At-Risk Funding Overview – Betsy Wolf, Amidon-Bowen parent [See presentation] Inequity in school funding in DCPS DCPS funds look like they are equitably allocated across schools in that schools serving greater % at-risk get more funds. But schools serving greater % at-risk alsoContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – June 20, 2017

Payne Elementary School, 1445 C Street, SE June 20, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   SBOE Update – Joe Weedon, Ward 6 SBOE Representative Additional funding allocated by DC Council When council added additional funding to schools, came w/ a directive to put money into local schools. Chancellor committed that $$ would goContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – June 20, 2017”

Caryn Ernst Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Testimony of Caryn Ernst State Board of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures March 15, 2017 Dear SBOE Members, Thank you for developing ten outstanding recommendations for changes to the Every Students Succeeds Act draft accountability plan. Your ten recommended changes are an excellent reflection of the diverse and extensive feedback youContinue reading “Caryn Ernst Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”