Letter to the Editor by C4DC Member Venola M Rolle

Ward 7 Education Council Member Venola Rolle commenting on the opening and closing of charter schools: “I am not a fan of charter schools by any stretch of the imagination, but I do believe that, if we have to endure them in the District, they ought to be of the order of this one Monument Academy— created to serve students the traditional public schools are unable to serve effectively. “

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Open Letter: Working together for great DCPS public schools in all corners of the city

The Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities (C4DC) welcomes the additional funds of $7.4 million committed to the DC public schools. We believe the District of Columbia should be committed to ensuring that our communities are provided a high quality DCPS matter of right path in every neighborhood from pre-school through 12th grade.

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Every Student Succeeds Act C4DC Talking Points for Testimony

Every Student Succeeds Act C4DC Talking Points for Testimony before the State Board of Education. We are advocating for a model that incentivizes growth and improvement in offering our students a well -rounded education.  That means multiple measures. School Environment or school quality indicators include multiple measures that may include attendance and re-enrollment but might also look at stability measures like high teacher turnover.  We want to see schools rewarded for serving ELL and Special Education students with fair tools and measures

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