The Future of School Reform in the District of Columbia


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004


            Councilmember David Grosso announces the reconvening of the public roundtable of the Committee on Education on The Future of School Reform in the District of Columbia. The oversight roundtable was initially held on Monday, March 19, 2018 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building and recessed that same day.

            The purpose of this roundtable is to focus specifically on improvements to the D.C. Public Education Reform Amendment Act and other cross-sector issues. It will be an opportunity for the public to review the following: mechanisms for greater Council and public oversight and engagement, a more transparent school budget system, analyzing teacher and student evaluations, cross-sector issues, and highlighting ways to put a greater distance between politics and the education of our youth.

            The Committee invites the public to testify or submit written testimony. Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00 pm on May 14, 2018. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10 copies of their written testimony           

            This is the second of a series of roundtables that will be scheduled during both daytime and evening hours to get the full engagement of the public. If you are unable to testify at the roundtable, 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, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will remain open for an extended time and will close at a date to be determined later.