Our families should not have to win a lottery or travel long distances to secure an excellent education for their children.
All of our neighborhoods should enjoy the power of strong neighborhood schools to build communities committed to learning and our children.
All of our children should be provided with the kind of education that can open doors to 21st century opportunities.
Our city's resources should be used wisely to support our public education system.
The Six Principles for Public Education in Washington, DC represent a blueprint for building a public education system in our city.
The Coalition has led work on:
>>June 7 Open Letter urging the Council to Fund the Greatest Need - view in our blog
>>2019 School Budget Tool to help people understand and analyze the DCPS individual school budgets proposed for 2019-2020- See the recent Blog post.
>> An open letter to Mayor Bowser and City Council on the search for a new DCPS Chancellor and Deputy Mayor for Education. Read the letter calling for an open and inclusive process in selecting a new DCPS Chancellor and Deputy Mayor for Education
>> Spring 2018 forum on education with candidates for Council Chair and the At-Large Council Seat. Learn more: Watch a recording of the forum; read a recap by the 21st Century School Fund; or read the #AllDCKids tweets
>> Successful advocacy to establish and fund an education research advisory board and collaborative
>> A School Budget Tool to help people understand and analyze the DCPS individual school budgets in the context of the 2018-19 DCPS school budgets.
>> The conversation about the future of school reform in Washington, DC, with honest, thoughtful testimony at the DC Council
>> The Candidates on Education: Responses to a C4DC questionnaire to city council candidates that seeks to inform voters in advance of the June 14 primary about candidates' views on the issues of public education vision; budget; research and evaluation; and measurement and testing.
>> For Generations to Come, a tool that tracks spending on DC school facilities over time (1998-2021), from two C4DC partners, 21st Century School Fund and Code for DC
>> A paper outlining proposals to enhance the Public Charter School Fiscal Transparency Amendment of 2015, B21-0115, as introduced and being considered by the Committee on Education in fall 2015.
>> A formal letter to Mayor Bowser signed by all Ward Education Councils to urge building on the Vision and work of the Student Assignment Committee and including strong public participation in the soon-to-be-launched Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force.
>> The Six Principles for Public Education in Washington, DC, a blueprint for building a public education system in our city, signed on by more than 200 DC residents.
Ward 1 Education Council
Ward 2 Education Network
Ward 3/Wilson Feeder Education Network
Ward 4 Education Alliance
Ward Five Council on Education
Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO)
Ward 7 Education Council
Ward 8 Education Council
Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators (S.H.A.P.P.E.)