Fw: U.S. Secretary of Education joins DC VOICE for final meeting in Town Hall Series
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- Subject: Fw: U.S. Secretary of Education joins DC VOICE for final meeting in Town Hall Series
- From: "Monty Neill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 09:34:31 -0500
Sec. Duncan will be at a DC Voice 'Town Hall' in DC's Ward 5 on Nov 24. Info and rsvp below. Monty
To Inform and Mobilize....
We're coming up on our last few meetings in the Ready Schools Project Town Hall Series and we wanted to make sure that you've had a chance to participate. This past Saturday, Councilmember Alexander and State Board Member Dorothy Douglas joined over 80 community members at the Ward 7 and 8 town hall to discuss school data collected from 102 school principals by almost 200 community members.
During her remarks at the Ward 7 and 8 town hall, Councilmember Alexander proclaimed, "I take the information DC VOICE provides seriously...[w]hen I hear from DC VOICE, it truly is the voice of the residents in D.C."
Today, the Ward 1 and 2 town hall meeting is taking place at All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St., NW from 9:00 to 10:45am.
And on Tuesday, November 24th, DC VOICE is pleased to announce that the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joining us for the Ward 5 town hall meeting.
Secretary Duncan has been touring the nation on a Listening and Learning tour to meet with members of various communities, and has chosen DC VOICE's Ward 5 town hall as a way to engage D.C. community members' thoughts and concerns regarding public education in the District. Councilmember Harry Thomas, Jr. will also co-host this town hall.
To read the full press release, please click here.
Also, please note that we expect a high volume of participants and since there is limited seating for this event, plan to arrive on time.
To RSVP, click here.
We hope that you will join students, parents, educators, faith based leaders, government officials, and many more in discussing this year's Ready Schools Project data that was collected by community members through interviews with over 100 school principals. It is important for all of us to be included in the conversation of improving quality public education in D.C.
DC VOICE Tenth Year Celebration
December 3, 2009 at 6:30 in the evening
Washington Navy Yard
1454 Parsons Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20374
(Transportation and Parking: Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line) & Free Parking)
Many organizations make improving outcomes for young people an integral part of their work. At DC VOICE, this is not just part of our work, it is EVERYTHING we do. This December will mark our tenth year of operations and we feel there is genuine progress to celebrate.
Please join the Board and Staff of DC VOICE as well as eight DCPS principals for All Sides of the River - Different Communities United though a Common Cause. This small cocktail reception will provide an intimate setting for you to hear the success stories and life lessons of some of the areas most respected school leaders. Please help us keep open the doors of opportunity which supporters like you, along with DC VOICE, have fought to unlock for D.C. Children.
To purchase a ticket for this celebration, please click here.
Town Hall Action Briefing: Year End Conference Call
On Friday, December 4th from 12:30 to 1:15pm, join DC VOICE on a conference call to debrief the Town Hall Series and discuss next steps for action. We will be announcing upcoming meetings with Council members that you can take part in, as well as what DC VOICE, along with it members, will be up to in the new year.
You can email questions to email@example.com before the call and you'll be able to post questions during the call on DC VOICE's twitter.
Please mark your calendars and we'll be sending out a call in number next week. We hope that you can join us as we want to make sure the excitement of the November Town Hall Series continues into the new year!
2011 Budget Hearing for DCPS
On Monday, November 23rd at 6:00pm, the Chancellor will conduct a public hearing on the 2011 budget. This hearing is to solicit public views on levels of public funding for the 2011 operating budget.
DC VOICE will be present to testify at this hearing regarding reactions and recommendations from the community regarding the Ready Schools Project school data.
Members of the public are invited to testify and must contact Sang Yoon at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
The hearing will be held at the Old Board Room, 5th floor, 825 North Capitol St., NE from 6pm to 8pm.
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