Arts and Humanities Initiatives in DC Public and Public Charter Schools


Wednesday October 30, 2019

10:00 A.M., Hearing Room 120, 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 Arts and Humanities Initiatives in DC Public and Public Charter Schools. The roundtable will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 30, 2019 in Hearing Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building.   

            The stated purpose of this roundtable is to examine the state of Arts and Humanities education in District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools, including policy application of CER22-523 the “Sense of the Council Arts and Humanities in Education Resolution of 2018,” equitable access to curriculum integration, experiential learning including in-school and out-of-school programming, funding adequacy, public/private collaboration, data collection and evaluation, and future milestones. The roundtable will also examine the District of Columbia’s unique national and local arts and humanities assets, and examine the collective impact of these resources in providing a comprehensive education for students in the District of Columbia public education system.

Those who wish to testify can sign up online at or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Monday October 28, 2019. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 10-15 copies of written testimony. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes. 

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, 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019.