Learn About the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan

Join fellow DC residents to learn about the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan 2018 and take part in a workshop in which you can share your ideas and feedback about public school facilities planning in the District at one of the three Public Education Master Facilities Plan community engagements. The materials and content willContinue reading “Learn About the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan”

Cross-Sector Task Force Feedback Opportunities – April 9 and Online

The second Citywide Meeting to collect feedback on the Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force’s recommendations will now take place on Monday, April 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the same location, Thurgood Marshall PCS. Register here! In addition, if you are unable to attend in person, the Public Comment window opened on the website on Friday and will remain openContinue reading “Cross-Sector Task Force Feedback Opportunities – April 9 and Online”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes– February 20, 2018

Stuart Hobson Middle School, 410 E St., NE February 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Mission Statement – To promote cooperation among the parent organizations of the public schools [in Ward 6] in order to improve the education received by all children attending our schools. Overview of the DC Council Performance Oversight and BudgetContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes– February 20, 2018”

CHPSP Meeting Notes– January 16, 2018

Brent Elementary School, January 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   Michelle Edwards, Executive Director of Learn It, Live It, Love It gave a great presentation. Her non-profit organization partners with DCPS Title I schools to bring structured, standards-aligned field trips experiences to students leveraging the museums and organizations in DC and the surrounding areas. SheContinue reading “CHPSP Meeting Notes– January 16, 2018”

CHPSP Meeting Notes– November 21, 2017

CHPSPO Meeting Payne Elementary School November 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Brent Diversity Working Group & Town Hall Meeting— Alicia Dorsey, Parent at Brent ES Provided an overview of the diversity working group and recent town hall on the new efforts targeted at closing the achievement gap at Brent ES. The parent-driven workingContinue reading “CHPSP Meeting Notes– November 21, 2017”

Jablow testimony, DME Budget Hearing 4/13/16

I am Valerie Jablow, testifying about the ineffective public education stewardship of the DME’s office that I have experienced as a Ward 6 public school parent. This lack of effectiveness comes at the expense of by right schools and their students, who are the majority of children in DC.   Here are some examples:  Continue reading “Jablow testimony, DME Budget Hearing 4/13/16”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – March 15 2016

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan, 215 G St., NE March 15, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  1) Report out on meeting with DME, Marty Welles and Suzanne Wells Issues raised: Funding/support for Ward 6 middle school Eliot-Hine & Jefferson renovations Task Force; grade misalignment DME suggested issues raisedContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – March 15 2016”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 15, 2015

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Stuart Hobson Middle School September 15, 2015 1) Discussion about CHPSPO’s nomination to the Cross-Sector Task Force Issues we think are important for the Task Force to address Planning: # of seats, site selection, curriculum Grade alignment (consistency around at grades are included in middle school) Financial transparency Long-termContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 15, 2015”

Public Hearing with Mayor, DME, OSSE: FY 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia Monday March 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30pm Columbia Heights Education Campus 3101 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20010 Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education, Jennifer Nile, and Acting State Superintendent of Education,Continue reading “Public Hearing with Mayor, DME, OSSE: FY 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia”