early childhood education

Council Testimony: OSSE Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2018-2019

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Office of the State Superintendent of Education Before the Committee of the Whole and the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia February 21, 2019 Good morning, Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Grosso and members of the committees. Thank you for the opportunity...

We've reached universal Pre-K, now what?

In the District, there has been a much-needed focus in recent years on expanding access to early education – preschool and Pre-K – for all children, a key component of Mayor Gray’s Birth to 24 agenda. While he was chairman of the D.C. Council, Mayor Gray spearheaded legislation mandating universal Pre-K for all three- and four-year- olds by 2014. And...