Community Engagement on IFF Report???


Kudos to Daniel over at Empower DC for spotting this and for blasting out this information.

You can read the email below...

Notice how he hasn't received a response, nor does he know of anyone else who knows about this planned meeting.

Sign of things to come?

We will keep you posted.

Hello all,

Today I was made aware that the Deputy Mayor for Education’s Office and DC School Reform Now are having a meeting on Monday April 30th to discuss the findings of the IFF report (which recommends the closure/turn over to charters of 37 DCPS schools).  The meeting is to take place at CW Harris (info below), I called several parents I met from CW Harris and not one that I spoke to knows about this meeting.  In the email below I sent to the Deputy Mayor for Education, I ask if these are the meetings they promised to host in the neighborhoods of the affected schools.  I am concerned that the people who need to be at this meeting will not be there.  I encourage everyone to attend and to let others know.  

Please feel free to call or write with any questions, I plan on being there Monday and I hope many of you will be able to join me.


Daniel del Pielago
Education Organizer
Empower DC
1419 V Street, NW

From: Daniel del Pielago []
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:53 PM
To: ''; ''; ''
Subject: Dicussion about "Quality School Reports" Monday April 30th

Mr. Wright,

The following flyer has come to my attention, is this the beginning of the promised meetings on the IFF report?  I’ve checked both the DME website and DC School Reform Now website and see no mention of this.  How have parents and community members been made aware of this and any other meetings that are to come, where can a list of these meetings be seen?  I’ve spoken with several parents at CW Harris and not one knew this meeting is taking place.


Join the Deputy Mayor For Education’s Office and DC School Reform Now in a discussion about the data from the quality schoolsreport and get your questions answered!
When?Monday, April 30th 2012
Where?: CW Harris Elementary School
301 53rd St. SE
What Time?5pm

Daniel del Pielago
Education Organizer
Empower DC
1419 V Street, NW


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