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DC is One Step Closer towards Adopting Requirements for More Transparent School Budgets

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Salary Transparency is Essential Step Towards Ensuring All Students Have an Effective Teacher

All students in DC deserve an effective teacher, and full salary transparency in DC’s public charter sector is a crucial step towards making the teaching profession fairer and more sustainable. DCFPI supports the provision of Councilmember Allen’s Public […]

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Promoting Equitable Housing Policy Through the Comprehensive Plan

The Comp Plan can either uphold and exacerbate existing inequities throughout the District, or lawmakers can design it to stem the tide of economic and residential segregation. We urge the Council to preserve the protections and vision included in the draft […]

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Defending Our Neighbors Who Live in Encampments

A focus on moving encampments doesn’t solve anything because it fails to address the underlying causes—a severe shortage of affordable housing and a shelter system in need of improvement. Clearing encampments one day usually means tents show up around the […]

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Study of School Funding Formula Presents Opportunity to Involve the Community

Every student in DC deserves to attend an adequately funded public school. Yet the District’s mechanism for funding public schools, the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula (UPSFF), is failing to keep up with the rising costs of education.

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DCFPI Welcomes Danielle Hamer and Thomas Wilson to Our Team!

DCFPI is excited to welcome Danielle Hamer and Thomas Wilson to our team!

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DCFPI Welcomes Tazra Mitchell to Our Team!

We’re excited to introduce you to Tazra Mitchell, DCFPI’s new Policy Director! She will manage and advance the organization’s policy research and advocacy agenda.   

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DCFPI Welcomes Qubilah Huddleston & Alyssa Noth to Our Team!

We’re excited to introduce you to Qubilah Huddleston and Alyssa Noth, DCFPI’s new Education Policy Analysts!

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A Path to Better Budgeting: Suspend the Council Finance Committee

The full Council should take over the Finance Committee’s tax policy role, since revenue decisions affect the ability to fund Council-wide priorities.

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Transparency: A Key to Education Equity and Better School Budgets

The budget will grow 3 percent per student, yet average DCPS teacher costs are rising over 4 percent, meaning resources won’t be enough system-wide to maintain staffing and services.

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