Monthly Archives: October 2017


Improving Job Quality for the Early Education Workforce: Opportunities for States

Across the country and right here in the DC, early childhood educators are consistently some of the lowest paid workers. Most make only slightly more than cashiers and dishwashers, and about half of early educators nationwide enroll in some form of public assistance to support themselves and their families. Here […]

Preschool Programs

At-Large Councilmember Robert White

Viewpoint: District must help its youngest residents

The following op-ed was originally published in The Current on October 4, 2017. It was co-authored by DC Appleseed Executive Director Walter Smith and at-large Councilmember Robert White. As we watch District students start a new school year, we wonder how many of them would be doing better in school […]


The Second Amendment and Concealed Carry in DC

You probably saw that yesterday afternoon, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced that the District would not be appealing the D.C. Circuit’s decision on the city’s public-carrying law to the Supreme Court. This was a difficult decision, but we think the Attorney General made the right call, and we are glad he […]


Building a Stronger Early Education System in the District: Our Testimony to DC Council

On Wednesday, September 27, DC Appleseed joined parents, child care directors, educators, and the community at a hearing for two major pieces of legislation currently under consideration by the DC Council. The two bills up for consideration — the BEGIn Act and the Infant and Toddler Developmental Health Services Act […]