Washington, DC—Following the release of the fourth and final report in a series on increasing equity in the District’s education budget, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) will host a briefing Friday, February 28. Education Policy Analysts Qubilah Huddleston and Alyssa Noth will present their research and share how policymakers can build a better public education budget. The presentation will be followed by a panel conversation with educators and parents, moderated by Amanda Gomez of the Washington City Paper.
What: “Budgeting for Educational Equity: A Roadmap for DC” is an opportunity for the public to hear DCFPI’s proposed solutions to the city’s problems with adequacy and equity, to ensure every student thrives.
Who: DC Fiscal Policy Institute, host
Amanda Gomez, Washington City Paper, moderator
Becky Reina, Ward 1 Education Council, panelist
Nzinga Till, Ward 7 Education Council, panelist
Jessica Law, Teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, panelist
Maisha Riddlesprigger, Principal at Ketcham Elementary School, panelist
Why: The research and briefing come in the wake of an education budget for 2020 that resulted in cuts to many schools in Wards 7 and 8, a clear sign of problems in school budgeting in DC.
When: February 28, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-noon
Where: John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 120
Washington, DC 20004
Registration: The event is free; the public can register for the event here.