New Report: The Funding Roadmap for Educational Justice in DC
Even in progressive DC in 2019, a zip code can be a determining factor in the quality of a student’s public education. While DC Public Schools (DCPS) operates under rules intended to guarantee that all schools receive adequate staffing, and added funds…
New Report: Educational Equity Requires an Adequate School Budget
Schools may get the biggest share of DC’s local revenues, but that doesn’t mean they get enough, a new DCFPI report shows. A closer look shows that the education budget continues to fail students who need that money the most…
DCFPI Welcomes Gail Zuagar to Our Team!
Gail joined DCFPI in November 2019 as Communications Manager, where she works to develop and implement the organization’s overall communications strategy.
Food Insecurity Is a Harsh Reality in DC—at Thanksgiving and All Year
With Thanksgiving upon us, long lines for turkeys and holiday food baskets are a sobering reminder that too many District residents struggle with food insecurity and hunger. On any given day, many of our neighbors face difficult tradeoffs between having enough […]
The District’s Rising Economic Tide Isn’t Lifting Black Boats
Help Shape DC’s Health Exchange Budget
On Wednesday, November 6, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority wants to give you a sneak peek at their proposed budget for the coming year, and get your input.
DC is One Step Closer towards Adopting Requirements for More Transparent School Budgets
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]