Watch: PAVE Parents have an authentic conversation about PARCC

September 16, 2022

Last Saturday, at PAVE’s Citywide PLE Board Kickoff, twenty three parent leaders gathered to revisit their #ParentPower, and share their commitments for the upcoming year. While we looked to the future, and a year of success and growth for ALL DC students, we also took time to have a conversation about the current reality. Thank you […]

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Everything You Need to Know About PARCC!

September 9, 2022

We’re sure you’ve seen the headlines, heard the commentary, and read the stories. 2022 DC PARCC results are out, and the scores show what many expected after 2 years of COVID related disruptions. Academic declines in math and ELA are evident, with the gaps growing larger for the district’s Black and Brown students.

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Have a GREAT school year!

August 29, 2022

Today, DC Public Schools and many public charter schools will return to school – if they haven’t already! Ahead of the new school year, PAVE parent leaders shared their hopes, visions, and concerns for their kids.

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Monique Cole: A Justice for justice 

June 30, 2022

When the United States Supreme Court was established over 230 years ago, only white men could sit on the court and uphold the Constitution and ideals of this great nation.  So, you can only imagine my excitement when months ago, I watched a Black woman, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, confirmed to take her place at […]

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It’s time to #Vote4DCKids!

June 21, 2022

The DC Primary Election is happening NOW! Take ONE minute to commit to #Vote4DCKids in the DC Primary Election to put our children at the center of one of our most important rights because OUR VOICE = OUR VOTE!

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What will YOUR #SummitStory be?

June 8, 2022

The 2022 PAVE Parent Policy Summit powerful day focused on the voices of DC parents and families while celebrating our community and parents’ vision for a brighter, more equitable future for all DC kids! But don’t just take our word for it! Read why these parent leaders are looking forward to the Summit…

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#ParentPower in the Budget & Ballot Box

June 2, 2022

Over the past year, PAVE parent leaders have advocated for THEIR visions for their TOP #ParentPriorities: School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) and Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs and the #ParentPower could NOT be stopped. 

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Kisha Clark: Exercising better mental health

May 9, 2022

I often think about ways Out-of-School Time (OST) programs complement mental health.  I believe that OST programs – especially ones centered around physical activity – benefit our children’s mental, spiritual, and emotional health. This is not to say that academic-based OST programs are not beneficial to mental health; they are just as important to supporting […]

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Get Loud, Get Proud, and Get Out the #Vote4DCKids!

May 5, 2022

Now more than ever it’s so important for parents – who know their kids best – to demonstrate the power of their VOICE through their VOTE. That’s what the #Vote4DCKids movement is all about: DC residents making their voice heard, including knowing how to vote, where to vote, and who is on the ballot.

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Your VOICE and Your VOTE Matter.

April 27, 2022

For the past six years a network of over 5,000 primarily Black and Brown PAVE parent leaders created a movement for #ParentPower, pushing on the system and its leaders to center the voices of families – who are the heart of DC. These upcoming months are no different! Join us as we gear up for our first […]

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Raise YOUR voice for Out-of-School Time programs in just ONE CLICK!

April 21, 2022

It’s a NEW day which means that it’s time for another parent-led day of ACTION – this one for Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in the District! If you believe that every family deserves access to a high-quality OST program for their children – regardless of income level or where they live – we need YOU to help SPREAD THE WORD about […]

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Get READY and Get LOUD: A Day of Action is Happening Now!

April 19, 2022

If YOU believe that DC’s education system must provide readily accessible, high-quality school-based mental health services and supports and should be responsive to student needs then we need you to get UP, get READY, and get LOUD today on social media during PAVE parent leaders’ Day of Action for School-Based Mental Health (SBMH) supports!

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