Dear CHPSPO members,
Congrats to everyone for a very successful Walk-to-School Day last Wednesday. Check out some great photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/62085732@N08/sets/72157636366410736/.
Also, congrats to J.O. Wilson on a very successful auction on Sunday evening!!!
Attached is the agenda for our Tuesday, October 15 meeting (6:30 p.m. at Maury, 1250 Constitution Ave., NE, Library). Jen Comey with the Deputy Mayor for Education’s office will give a presentation on the recently completed “Education Adequacy Study” (see http://dme.dc.gov/DC/DME/About+DME/News+Room/Deputy+Mayor+for+Education+Releases+Preliminary+Findings+and+Recommendations+of+the+DC+Education+Adequacy+Study). This study assesses the adequacy of the District’s public education funding in light of:
- The adoption of the Common Core State Standards in 2010, which established higher performance expectation for all District students;
- The demographic profile of public education students in the District, which includes a high proportion of students living in poverty, as well as students with specific learning needs;
- The persistent achievement gap between higher and lower income students in the city; and
- The need to ensure equity of public education funding across the traditional public school and public charter school sectors.
I hope you’ll be able to join us on Tuesday evening.