Issues Facing District of Columbia Youth


Thursday, December 7, 2017

4:00 p.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004


        Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public roundtable of the Committee on Education on student related issues with a focus on Pre-K3 through 12th grade. The roundtable will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. 

        The purpose of this roundtable is to hear testimony from District of Columbia youth regarding issues that impact their lives as they make their way through the public education system.

        Youth, aged 21 and younger, who wish to testify can sign up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10 copies of their written testimony. Individuals can also email Ashley Strange, Committee Assistant,, and provide their name, age, telephone number, school (if applicable), current grade (if applicable), organizational affiliation and title (if any) by 5:00pm on December 5.  Each person should limit their testimony to three (3) minutes in order to permit each witness an opportunity to testify.

        If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted by email to Ashley Strange, or by post to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

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