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Media Advisory: DC Fiscal Policy Institute Hosts Briefing on Funding Equity in DC Schools

Event will Include Presentation on Four DCFPI Research Papers Followed by Panel Discussion with Educators, Parents

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 Institutehost

Amanda Gomez, Washington City Papermoderator 

Becky Reina, Ward 1 Education Councilpanelist  

Nzinga Till, Ward 7 Education Councilpanelist  

Jessica Law, Teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter Schoolpanelist 

Maisha RiddlespriggerPrincipal at Ketcham Elementary Schoolpanelist 

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.









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