Get Ready for Walk to School Day – Oct 2, 2019!

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:30 am, students from 16+ Ward 6 schools will gather at Lincoln Park (11th & East Capitol Streets, SE) for activities, snacks, warm-up exercises, student performances, and local speakers – including Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and DC Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn. Enjoy activities for kids, giveaways, light snacks,Continue reading “Get Ready for Walk to School Day – Oct 2, 2019!”

Iris Bond Gill Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Iris Bond Gill Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education Thursday, April 25, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to testify at this Joint Budget Oversight Hearing. Like so many parents in this city, I have children in both a DCPS and a charter school. IContinue reading “Iris Bond Gill Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Suzanne Wells Committee of the Whole and Education’s Budget Oversight hearing of the Deputy Mayor for Education April 25, 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, and the parent of an 8th grader atContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Sandra Moscoso  Committee of the Whole and Education’s Budget Oversight hearing of the Deputy Mayor for Education April 25, 2019 Good morning Chairmen and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of students enrolled in Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, and School Without Walls and formerly, BASIS DC. I am also secretary ofContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Heather Schoell Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Heather Schoell, Eastern Parent of Two/PTO Treasurer/LSAT Parent Rep DME Budget Oversight Hearing April 25, 2019 Each mayor and chancellor have asked for parent input, but what we say hasn’t seemed to help inform the overarching system. We have dilapidated and opulent schools, each year we have a per-pupil-based budget that isn’t enoughContinue reading “Heather Schoell Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Danica Petroshius DME Budget Oversight Hearing April 25, 2019 Thank you for holding this hearing and providing us the opportunity to testify. I am Danica Petroshius, a parent of two DCPS students, a member of our LSAT and PTSO, as well as Co-Vice President of the Ward 6 Public School Parents Organization. ParentsContinue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Mark Simon Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019

Testimony of Mark Simon, April 25, 2019 Budget Oversight Hearing – Deputy Mayor for Education My name is Mark Simon, Ward 1 resident, former DCPS parent, a life-long educator and now an education policy associate with the Economic Policy Institute. I have come today to praise our new DME for his respectful and energetic outreachContinue reading “Mark Simon Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education Budget Oversight Hearing – March 29, 2019”

Scott Goldstein Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education & District of Columbia Public Charter School Board – Performance Oversight – February 15, 2019

Performance Oversight Hearing- PCSB and Deputy Mayor for Education Testimony of Scott Goldstein, Executive Director EmpowerEd February 15, 2019 Good Morning Chairman Grosso and Chairman Mendelson.  My name is Scott Goldstein and I am the Executive Director of the teacher advocacy organization EmpowerEd.  We asked teachers to submit input for oversight into both PCSB andContinue reading “Scott Goldstein Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education & District of Columbia Public Charter School Board – Performance Oversight – February 15, 2019”

Martin Welles Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education & District of Columbia Public Charter School Board – Performance Oversight – February 15, 2019

Public Testimony of Martin R. Welles, Esq. For PERFORMANCE OVERSIGHT HEARING:  COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION & COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE Deputy Mayor for Education District of Columbia Public Charter School Board Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00 a.m., Hearing Room 120, John A. Wilson Building   Good Morning Co-Chairman Mendelson and Grosso, members of the Education CommitteeContinue reading “Martin Welles Testimony – Deputy Mayor for Education & District of Columbia Public Charter School Board – Performance Oversight – February 15, 2019”

DME’s Attendance Summit – April 21

1 in 4 students in Washington DC is chronically absent, meaning they miss 10% or more of the school year. Chronic absenteeism is strongly linked to falling behind academically and dropping out of high school, and missing just two days a month can put students at risk of academic failure. Join us Saturday, April 21 for the Every DayContinue reading “DME’s Attendance Summit – April 21”