Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

My name is Valerie Jablow, and as a DCPS parent, I am testifying about DCPS; the charter board; DME; and OSSE. That’s 3 minutes to address the performance of four agencies handling more than $2 BILLION annually—45 seconds per agency or about $11 million per second. As a public witness, I am theoretically like everyoneContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Members, W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 pm.  Paul Kihn, the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME), will join us to discuss the recovery planning being done by his office.  This will be an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas around school reopening, virtual learning, acceleratingContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm”

Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

If you had asked me in June to come up with the worst reopening plan imaginable, I’m not sure I could have done as amazing a job as DCPS. It’s almost art.   After promising us soap at the onset of the pandemic – mind you- after one of the worst flu seasons our school hadContinue reading “Elizabeth Mitchell Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, president of the school’s Home and School Association, secretary of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, and treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council.  A lot has gone wrong this year, but I want to focusContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Mary Levy Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

As an education finance lawyer, a budget and policy analyst, and a DCPS parent, I have studied DCPS data and policies for 40 years.  Below are results of some of my analyses. Three weeks ago, DCPS posted proposed local school budgets for next year.  A small group of us has downloaded and converted them toContinue reading “Mary Levy Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Grace Hu Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

Grace Hu Digital Equity in DC Education Written Testimony 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, we’ve advocated for technology funding and a comprehensive technology plan that outlines how DCPS will fund and provide computers, ITContinue reading “Grace Hu Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

W6PSPO Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2020

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, There’s a lot going on, and I’m doing my best to capture it! The W6PSPO meeting will be on Monday, November 16, from 7 – 8:30 pm (please note we’re moving our normal Tuesday meeting to Monday).  A zoom link will be sent out before the meeting.  OnContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2020”