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Testimony: Return to In-Person Instruction in DC Public Schools

December 2, 2020

Children’s Law Center Policy Director Sharra E. Greer testified before the DC Council’s Committee of the Whole and Committee on Education to stress the need for DCPS’s school reopening plans to focus on the reason why a return to in-person learning is critical: The education and growth of DC’s most vulnerable students depend on it. While closing schools has been necessary to control the spread of the virus, it is effectively denying these students an education. We urge the Council and school leaders to prioritize these students when schools reopen by working to make in-person teacher instruction safe and directing the greatest in-school instruction opportunities to the communities with the highest concentration of high-need students.

Read her testimony here: