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 […]
Testimony of Amber Rieke, DC Appleseed Center before the Committee on Education Concerning the FY2018 Proposed Budget for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education Wednesday, April 24, 2017 John A. Wilson Building, Room 120. Good morning Chairman Grosso, members of the committee, and committee staff. My name is […]
Do you work in early care and education in DC? Please take our survey! This new initiative builds on the report we issued earlier this year about the high cost of providing high quality care to infants and toddlers. Now we are trying to help District policy makers better understand […]
The beginning of a new school year is a time to celebrate growth and promise. Families hope the best for their students – that they will be safe and nurtured at school, that they will flourish and meet new milestones. Unfortunately, the picture has not always been so promising in […]
It is a common complaint that child care is expensive in DC. In fact, the tuition rates are among the highest in the country. Parents also know that the market is competitive. There is available space in licensed programs for only one-third of children under age three. Yet, the economic […]
DC Appleseed deputy director joined Dr. Stephen Teach of IMPACT DC Asthma Program and Ruth Richardson RN, of Children’s National Medical Center on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss the impacts of childhood asthma on low-income families. Click here for the full story.
Washington, D.C., has one of the most severe childhood asthma problems in the country, with more than one in five children under 18 having the condition. Poorly-treated asthma means more students missing school, more caregivers missing work and more emergency room visits. Children in D.C.’s poorest areas were 10 […]
January marked a milestone on the path toward independence for D.C.’s community college. Last month, the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC’s) accrediting body granted the community college “branch campus” status. As a branch campus of UDC, the community college will have more authority over its own budget, faculty, […]