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Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children   Public Hearing on “B22-0203, Infant and Toddler Developmental Health Services Act of 2017” And “B22-355, Bolstering Early Growth Investment Amendment Act of 2017”   Before the Committee on Education, the Committee on Finance and Revenue, and the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia   September 27,… Read more
A note from acting executive director Shana Bartley:   I am excited to share Piecing Together: Completing the Early Childhood System Puzzle in the District with you. Building on conversations from across the early childhood landscape, this new white paper highlights key infrastructure pieces needed to build, sustain, and strengthen a strong early childhood system that supports families with young… Read more
For the third year in a row, DC students in almost every grade and sub-group made gains in math and reading scores on the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career) Specifically, the percentage of students meeting the 4+ “at or above proficiency” benchmark increased by 4 points in English Language Arts (ELA) to 31% and 2 points in math to 27%. In contrast to previously… Read more
DC Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau recently introduced the Home Visiting Services Pilot Program Establishment Act of 2017, a bill that would evaluate and potentially implement an innovative funding mechanism for home visiting, institute home visiting capacity grants to support providers of home visiting services, and require Help Me Grow DC to facilitate referral and intake into home visiting… Read more
Washington, DC – April 18, 2017 – The new Ward Snapshots released today by DC Action for Children reveal growing prosperity throughout the District for a number of families, but not all. The data presented in these Snapshots share improvements while also highlighting resource disparities and barriers to opportunity that many DC children and their families continue to face.   With the Fiscal… Read more

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