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FY20 Oversight Testimony: Distance Learning

October 2, 2020

Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra E. Greer shared testimony at the Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education Joint Distance Learning oversight hearing on issues and concerns raised during distance learning in both traditional DC Public Schools and Public Charter Schools. The public health emergency has pushed all DC residents — especially parents and students — into new routines and a new normal, and distance learning has been implemented for students across the District to varying levels of success. Through our work with DC’s children, we’ve identified three general education issues of concern: access to technology (the Digital Divide), Home and Hospital Instruction and attendance policies.

Read her full testimony here: