ForWard4 is holding a planning meeting to develop a long term vision and voice for education options in Ward 4, most particularly for middle and high school. At the moment, we have no comprehensive middle school comparable to Alice Deal. We have 2 high schools that are very under-enrolled and don't offer the range and quality of options that residents of Ward 4 are seeking. Yet the ward's school age population is growing dramatically and we shouldn't have to travel all over the city to find quality education.
Now is the time to plan for the future, but we have to work together to determine what we want and to fight for it, not leave all planning and decision-making to DCPS. We hope as many people as possible come out to share their dreams for their children. That means current and future parents, teachers and administrators, and community members who care about the future of our ward.
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 6pm-8pm
Place: Takoma Education Campus, 7010 Piney Branch Road, NW
Childcare, food and translation (Spanish) provided
S.H.A.P.P.E. (Senior High Alliance of Parents, Pricipals and Educators)
POPPS (Parents Organized for the Power of Powell)
Friday, February 7, 2014
Ward 4 residents talk long-term vision for education Feb. 11
From a community Yahoo group: