@Ward7EdCouncil: Mayoral Forum on Education | Oct. 22, 2014 @7PM

Mayoral Candidates Forum on Education
Wed, Oct. 22, 2014 at 7 pm
Thurgood Marshall Center
1816 12th Street NW

Moderated by:

Natalie Hopkinson @nattyrankins
David Catania and Carol Schwartz confirmed. Muriel Bowser invited.

To watch the event online

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1074489/events/3510873

(You’ll have to register and set up an account to access the livestream.)

If you’re tweeting or would like to follow, we’ll use: #EduDCision14

To learn more the “Six Principles for Public Education in DC” visit: http://www.dceducationelection.org

Sponsored by:
Ward 7 Education Council
Ward 5 Council on Education
Ward 2 Education Network
Ward 8 Education Council
Ward 1 Education Collaborative
Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators (S.H.A.P.P.E.) Ward 4 Education Alliance
Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) Empower DC
Education Town Hall
21st Century School Fund
Teaching for Change

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Ward 7 Education Council Monthly Meeting This Thursday

Thursday March 28th 6:30pm
Neval Thomas Elementary School
650 Anacostia Ave NE

Strengthening and Supporting Our Schools
  This is a community meeting to discuss how parents and community members can support our schools moving forward.
Please share this invitation with others who want the best for our children.
Stay connected by joining our listserve at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ward7educationcouncil

It’s Budget Season Again…Let Us Help You Get Ready

Join us for a briefing on what’s in the FY 2014 budget for schools and learn how you can affect this process.


Presentation: Soumya Bhat, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Hosted by: S.H.A.P.P.E., The Ward 5 Council on Education, The Ward 7 Education Council, and the DC Alliance for Youth Advocates

A representative from DCPS will be available to take your questions.
To help us prepare, please email us your questions at ward7ed@yahoo.com.

Wednesday March 20th 5-7pm Luke C. Moore Academy 1001 Monroe Street NE

Rally to Keep Our Schools Open

Last month despite community and stakeholder outcries, Chancellor Henderson decided to move forward with a plan to close 15 DC Public Schools. This decision does not solely affect the close to 3000 students who will see their neighborhood schools close as a result, but rather it affects all of us. These closures impact the health and landscape of our neighborhoods, impacting our property values, voting precincts, meeting locations, and educational options for both current and future parents.
The Ward 7 Education Council passed a moratorium supported by Ward 7 Parents, PTAs, our Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Ward 7 SBOE Representative Karen Williams, the Ward 7 Democrats, numerous ANCs, and most importantly YOU!!!
We are supporting EmpowerDC in their legal action ask you to show your support as well. Thursday March 14th – Save Our Schools Summit – 6:30-8:30pm – Temple of Praise (700 Southern Avenue, SE) – Join us for an information session and rally building support for our Lawsuit to stop the planned closure of 15 DC Public Schools impacting over 2,700 students of color. We will be introducing our plaintiffs from the impacted schools, introducing our legal team, reviewing the legal strategy and building general support for these efforts. Take action by attending and sharing this email with others. Please forward to at least 10 DC residents, especially in Wards 5, 7, and 8 which have born the brunt of these closures, or to parents with school age children. We look forward to seeing you there. Sincerely, Ward 7 Education Council ward7ed@yahoo.com