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Little Citizens, Big Issues

by Tamara Copeland
on March 15, 2013

Tamara Copeland is president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG).  On March 21st, WRAG is hosting former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros to speak on “Why We Should All Care About Housing.” Click here to register.

by Kate Kairys
on March 13, 2013

As part of our DC KIDS COUNT project, we make periodic updates to our online data center when new data are available. We wanted to highlight some notable trends, discuss what’s important to know and of course, share new data with you.

by Virginia Spatz
on March 7, 2013

This week DC Action again welcomes guest blogger Virginia Spatz, who helps produce The Education Town Hall on We Act Radio and reports on education and community issues for East of the River and other outlets.

In announcing school closure plans, DC Public Schools (DCPS) officials, including Chancellor Kaya Henderson, have emphasized the need for the system to be prepared to support student transitions from schools that are closing to their new schools.

by Gwen Rubinstein
on March 5, 2013

Dear Mrs. Obama:

At DC Action for Children, we were excited to read in the New York Times that you want to focus on children as part of your second-term agenda. We are writing to encourage you to put some of that focus on children in your own neighborhood in Northwest DC!

Although the White House lies technically outside of the boundaries of DC’s official neighborhoods, it does border on three:

by Kate Kairys
on March 4, 2013

Access to healthy, affordable food is crucial for the health and well-being of children and their families. But what if the way we’re measuring access to grocery stores misses a factor that may indicate important policy solutions?

by Bonnie OKeefe
on February 28, 2013

In today’s economy, a high school degree is a necessary step towards college and a career in the 21st century workforce. According to a new report, however, DC’s average high school graduation rate has not improved since 2003.

by Eddie Ferrer
on February 27, 2013

Editor's note: This week DC Action welcomes guest blogger Eddie Ferrer, chief operating officer of DC Lawyers for Youth.

by Bonnie OKeefe
on February 26, 2013

Testimony of Bonnie O’Keefe, Public Policy Analyst
DC Action for Children

Agency Performance Oversight Hearing
Fiscal Year 2012-2013
District of Columbia Public Schools

Before the Committee on Education
Council of the District of Columbia

February 22, 2013

by Tulli Dobler
on February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day. Most people love it or they hate it. Whatever your feelings on the holiday, there is one surefire way to create that warm fuzzy feeling inside you today: by showing your love for a good cause.

Flowers, jewelry, and chocolates are the norm so why not try something a little different? Make your gift more meaningful and make a greater impact, without the calories! Instead of the predictable gifts, give your sweetheart something that will last much longer! A gift to DC Action will do more than just show you care.

by HyeSook Chung
on February 13, 2013

Testimony of HyeSook Chung, Executive Director
DC Action for Children

Hearing on the Attendance Accountability Amendment Act of 2013

Before the Committee of the Whole and the
Committee on Education of the District of Columbia

February 12, 2013

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