Monday, April 26, 2010

Help the city develop a citywide Education and Youth Development Plan

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education is inviting the public to participate in the development of a citywide Education and Youth Development (EYD) Plan.   According to the DME website, the plan will be
a comprehensive assessment and articulation of current education and youth development policy and practice within the District, as it pertains to children and youth from ages 0-24.   The EYD Plan, to be submitted to Council in September 2010, will also outline recommendations for future policies and regulations.

Public input will help the DME staff to best understand community needs and ground future community discussions and focus groups.

There are two ways to weigh in.   First, you can take the online survey.   Second, you can download and print the survey to mail or fax back.

The DME has also announced another opportunity:   the opening community forum on May 18 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Friendship Public Charter School, Chamberlain Elementary Campus (1345 Potomac Ave SE).   Topics to be discussed include DCPS and public charter school education, health and safety, out-of-school time, disconnected youth, post-secondary education, workforce development, early childhood, needs of special education, and ELL children.

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