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FY20 Oversight Testimony: DC Public Schools

February 19, 2020

Many of the kids Children’s Law Center represents attend DC Public School (DCPS), and we see firsthand the critical impact appropriate funding, services, and educational supports can have on DC students. Over the last year, DCPS has shown improvement by making important investments in expanding school based mental health initiatives, improvements in school culture to reduce exclusionary discipline, and improvements in screening children for early intervention services. However, as CLC Policy Director Sharra E. Greer notes in her DCPS oversight testimony, more progress is needed for our students with disabilities, our truancy crisis, and issues with placement of students in residential treatment facilities. 

Read her testimony here: