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DME’S Advisory Group on Community Use of Public Space – Public Meeting April 25

The Advisory Group on Community Use of Public Space will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30pm at the Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018.  The Advisory Group, called together by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education and comprising residents of the District of Columbia who utilize public spaces, will discuss initial recommendations, community use of non-permitted spaces, and the deliverable schedule.

The role of the Advisory Group is to provide advice and recommendations to the DME regarding District policies and procedures related to community use of public spaces, including fields, gyms, classrooms, meeting rooms, and other District facilities.

Goals of the Advisory Group include ensuring equitable access to public space, streamlining the reservation of public spaces, increasing transparency around processes and fees, and encouraging greater use of public spaces overall.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the public meeting are asked to notify Alex Cross in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education in advance by phone at (202) 727-9543 or by email at alexander.cross@dc.gov. Individuals should provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business on April 23, 2018, and should submit one (1) electronic copy of their testimony in advance for the permanent record.                        

Date:                     April 25, 2018

Time:                    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 Location:             Woodridge Library

                                1801 Hamlin St NE, Washington, DC 20018

 

Contact:               Alex Cross

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

(202) 727-9543

alexander.cross@dc.gov

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CHPSPO Meeting Notes– April 17, 2018

Miner Elementary School 601 15th St., NE

April 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

  1. Feedback Session on School Report Cards, Chloe Woodward-Magrane, OSSE
  • Engagement period on content is closed, focused on what the content will look like, vis a vis report card.
  • Please share with your communities – public can provide feedback on wireframes via: https://64d26337.optimalworkshop.com/questions/n3un6n60
  • Discussion:
    • Concerns about persistence of STAR rating across report card header, and the potentially negative impact on schools with low rating (ESSA assigns 70% of weight to standardized test performance – if STAR rating follows suit, the majority of schools will score poorly)
    • STAR approach is too much like ‘amazon’ ratings, which communicate ratings based on crowd feedback – report card design has no ‘citizen feedback’ opportunities
    • School profile:
      • Prioritize information like principal name/contact; deprioritize transportation options
      • Additional data points: School Facility Modernization status, student population by ward/neighborhood, more context around performance while taking into account special education population
  1. Should CHPSPO host a Ward 6 Councilmember candidate forum focused on education?
  • Short discussion; not much appetite, given it is the end of the school year and it’s budget season.
  1. Bike-to-School Day, Sandra Moscoso-Mills
  • Mayor Bowser, Councilmember Charles Allen, National Park Service, Interim Chancellor Alexander, National Transportation Safety Board’s Bella Dinh-Zarr, JO Wilson Cheerleaders, National Center for Safe Routes to School, DC Water, Kathy Pugh Running, Gabriella Boston, Metropolitan Police Department, DDoT, The Daily Rider, LimeBike, SBOE’s Joe Weedon, CityBikes, Zeke’s Coffee, Story of Our Schools and more!
  • Selfie stations, helmet checks, helmet giveaways, NPS ranger badges, CaBi’s BikeinBloom, Wendy the Water Drop, light snacks, and more!

Next CHPSPO Meeting: May 15, 2018

Upcoming Events

DC Council Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings

Thursday, April 19, DCPS Budget Hearing, government witnesses (Wilson Building)

Bike-to-School Day

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Lincoln Park, 13th and East Capitol St., SE

Ward 6 City Council Candidate Forums

Monday, April 30, 7 – 9 pm, The Hill Center, 901 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Tuesday, June 5, 7 – 9 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I St., SW

Capitol Hill Community Engagement IB Meeting

Wednesday April 25, 6 pm, Eastern High School

 

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DME’s Attendance Summit – April 21

1 in 4 students in Washington DC is chronically absent, meaning they miss 10% or more of the school year. Chronic absenteeism is strongly linked to falling behind academically and dropping out of high school, and missing just two days a month can put students at risk of academic failure.

Join us Saturday, April 21 for the Every Day Counts! Attendance Summit, where participants will gain knowledge of research, local resources, and promising practices to help improve student attendance in Washington DC. Our event will kick off with a breakfast pep rally, featuring student performances and conversations with policymakers.

Register Here!

DME-Attendance Summit Post 1.3 (1)

 

The DME encourage you to extend invitations to others in your community and attend as a team, as teams will have an opportunity to reflect together on next steps. We’ve designed the attached toolkit, which will provide you with the communications tools to spread awareness and increase your community’s involvement at the upcoming summit.

Summit Teams might include:

  • Teachers and school staff
  • Students, parents and family members
  • Local business owners, faith leaders, and organizers
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Community-based organizations
  • Others who should be part of the conversation

The Summit will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm EST at Ron Brown High School, 4800 Meade Street NE. The event is hosted by The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, in partnership with Kinvolved, a national organization focused on engaging students, parents, and families in increasing student attendance.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katrina Ballard for any additional information.

DME Attendance Summit Toolkit

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Capital Rowing Club Jrs – Learn to Row Summer Camp

Summer LTR Camp (1)

Learn rowing at Capital Rowing Club in a free one week summer camp! No previous experience is needed. The camp will run for a half-day Monday – Friday, with the option of doing additional weeks during the summer. You can sign up for any of the weeks.
For best consideration, please fill out the interest form by May 1, 2018.
Camp Dates: 
– Session 1: Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
– Session 2: Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20
– Session 3: Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27
– Session 4: Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE
Ages: Rising 7th through 10th graders (or 12 – 16 years olds)
Cost: Free
Capital Rowing Club’s Summer Learn-to-Row camp is offered free to participants and comprises four week-long sessions and meets Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. Summer Learn-to-Row offers boys and girls, ages 12–16, the chance to learn rowing for the first time, to explore the Anacostia riverfront, and to build teamwork and friendships with students from across all eight DC wards.
The program is taught in a fun and supportive environment, with a goal of developing a solid foundation of rowing skills. Over the course of the week, students:
  • are introduced to basic measures of fitness and strength on the rowing machine (i.e., erg),
  • learn rowing terminology and how to handle equipment, and
  • develop a basic set of rowing skills.
Training takes place on CRC ergs and on CRC barges (i.e., eight-person training boats). The daily schedule includes warm-ups, on-the-water instruction and practice, and land-based team- and strength-building activities. On the last day of camp, students have an opportunity to race in a friendly, intramural environment. Afterward, we celebrate our achievements with an outdoor pizza party at the boathouse.

Mary McMenamin and Jennifer Tujague

Juniors Program Representatives
Capital Rowing Club
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Learn About the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan

Join fellow DC residents to learn about the DC Public Education Master Facilities Plan 2018 and take part in a workshop in which you can share your ideas and feedback about public school facilities planning in the District at one of the three Public Education Master Facilities Plan community engagements.

The materials and content will be the same at all three engagements. Dates, times, and locations below. Please RSVP at https://dcpubliceducationmfp2018.eventbrite.com.

MFP Community Engagement #1

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 6:30PM

Columbia Heights Education Campus, 3101 16th St NW

Metro Station: Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow)

MFP Community Engagement #2

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 6:30PM

Center City PCS – Capitol Hill Campus, 1503 E Capitol St SE

Closest Metro Station: Stadium/Armory (Blue/Orange/Silver)

MFP Community Engagement #3

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 10:00AM

C.W. Harris Elementary School, 301 53rd St SE

Closest Metro Station: Benning Road (Blue/Silver)

 

For more information, please go to http://dme.dc.gov/MFP2018

DC MFP 2018 - Community Engagement Flyer

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Cross-Sector Task Force Feedback Opportunities – April 9 and Online

The second Citywide Meeting to collect feedback on the Cross-Sector Collaboration Task Force’s recommendations will now take place on Monday, April 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the same location, Thurgood Marshall PCS.

Register here!

In addition, if you are unable to attend in person, the Public Comment window opened on the website on Friday and will remain open until Monday, April 23, the day before the next Task Force Meeting.