DCPS Libraries Win Big – by Peter MacPherson

Dear Friends: Our 16-month long advocacy effort on behalf of school libraries has paid off big! DCPS has found $3.4 million to spend on school libraries. Cardozo, Dunbar, Wilson, Woodson, Eastern and Anacostia high schools will be receiving opening day collections, which is between 9,000 and 14,000 volumes depending on enrollment. Kramer, Eliot-Hine and JeffersonContinue reading “DCPS Libraries Win Big – by Peter MacPherson”

Recognition of CHPSPO’s Work in Advocating for Librarians and Transparency in Education

Recognition by The Sunlight Foundation (sunlightfoundation.com) of CHPSPO’s work in advocating for DCPS librarians, transparency in DC education, and open data. Special thanks to Suzanne Wells, Peter MacPherson, Bella Dinh-Zarr, Satu Haase-Webb and Laura Marks for their work on the libraries effort.

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – November 20, 2012

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Maury Elementary School Library – 1250 Constitution Ave., NE November 20, 2012, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   1) DCPS School Closing Announcement (Cathy Reilly, SHAPPE, and Daniel del Pielago (Empower DC) ACTION: Dec 5 – Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Community Discussion on DCPS Proposed ConsolidationContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – November 20, 2012”

School Closures and Libraries – by Peter Macpherson

Dear Council Members: Tomorrow is going to be the beginning of  a torturous dialogue for the District of Columbia. Chancellor Henderson is going to present a list of schools she will be propose be closed. And I fear that the chancellor will attempt to create a nexus between the closures and presence of librarians inContinue reading “School Closures and Libraries – by Peter Macpherson”

Save School Libraries Protest on Friday, October 19 – Wilson Building

    Can’t make the Rally? What else can you do to help Save School Libraries? Read this fact sheet –> Library Facts Handout 9-19 and reach out to the Mayor Gray, your Councilmember and Chancellor Henderson. Support Council Member Jack Evans’ bill to restore DCPS funding for librarians, art and music teachers. Encourage local leaders toContinue reading “Save School Libraries Protest on Friday, October 19 – Wilson Building”

Barracks Row #SaveSchoolLibraries pop-up library – thank you!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our mini pop-up library on Saturday in support of DCPS Librarians. We met dozens of school and community librarians from DC and all over the country, children of librarians, and of course, supporters of librarians. In a short period of time, we gave away dozens of books, raised overContinue reading “Barracks Row #SaveSchoolLibraries pop-up library – thank you!”