Kisha Clark: It Hits Different In Your House

November 22, 2022

Mental health has always been an important issue to me. But now, after experiences with my daughter that I detailed in the Washington Post, and experiences in my own community, I see more clearly how critical school-based mental health resources are. Mental health plays a crucial role in how students show up to school, and […]

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Are you READY to #Vote4DCKids?

October 12, 2022

You’ve seen the campaign posters on lampposts, candidate postcards arriving in your mailbox, heard the door knocking, and maybe even received some phone calls. All of this action can only mean one thing…election season is upon us!

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What’s in Mayor Bowser’s Budget?

June 1, 2021

            Friday, May 28, 2021 12 pm – 1 pm During this coffee chat, budget and advocacy expert Ed Lazere shared what we know about the Mayor’s initial budget and what it means for YOUR #ParentPriorities. We discussed next steps to take as POWERFUL parent advocates in upcoming hearings and […]

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Russchelle Moore: Forever healing open wounds

May 12, 2021

Trigger Warning: This blog piece mentions multiple forms of trauma, including drug and alcohol addiction and abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse. My entire life I’ve been given the same three tips when it comes to supporting my mental health.  First, there’s “I’m sure you’re feeling just fine! Maybe you should go take a nap.” […]

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Coffee Chat on School Budgets

April 23, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021 4 pm – 5 pm During this coffee chat, budget and advocacy expert Ed Lazere discussed the DC budget process and how schools get funded. Ward 7 parent leader Elizabeth Reddick also shared what advocacy at both DCPS and public charter schools looks like and how parents can get involved in […]

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Coffee Chat on Federal Special Education Advocacy

April 20, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021 5:30 pm – 7 pm Meghan Whittaker from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) discussed the US Department of Education’s guidance for special education during remote learning, recent federal laws that provide funds to schools, and the top issues related to services for and inclusion of students with disabilities. Watch […]

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Coffee Chat on the State of DC Schools

April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021 4 pm – 5 pm During this coffee chat Chelsea Coffin and Tanaz Meghjani from DC Policy Center discussed their new report on the State of DC Schools Report, which examines how schools navigated the pandemic’s disproportionate consequences on students who are considered at-risk. We also discussed opportunities to amplify and […]

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DC Parent Voice & Choice Week: Meeting with OSSE

February 1, 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021 3 pm – 4 pm PAVE parent leaders sit down with Interim Superintendent Shana Young and OSSE’s Special Education Department to highlight the issues parents have identified in their updated #DCSchoolsRecovery Statement of Beliefs. Watch the full meeting HERE Full Agenda with chat questions

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