Today the DC Arts and Humanities Educational Collaborative (DCAHEC) announced a major change to their Winter Members' Meeting at Arena Stage on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. They have asked for a representative from DC Public Schools to come and explain the new DC Public Schools (DCPS) school closure plan.
With DCPS in so much chaos, even philanthropic organizations are becoming confused as how to best serve the city's students.
Josephine Bias Robinson, Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement at DCPS, has agreed to attend and join their speakers' panel. Robinson will be updating members on the DCPS School Consolidation and Reorganization plan and addressing opportunities for cultural institution community members.
The Winter Members' Meetings was originally designed to feature a conversation with Eric Booth, an actor, author, teacher and businessman regarding 'The State of Arts Education Today: Trends and Opportunities in Creative Teaching and Learning.'
Additionally, DCPS Director of Music Ben Hall was slated to outline an important new opportunity for community arts organizations to work with Brookland Middle School, opening in the fall of 2014. The new school plans to focus on the arts and languages with an emphasis on arts integration.
These conversations will still take place, however, they will be held in light of the chaos surrounding the looming and massively unpopular DC Public School closure plan.
Examiner has reported DC citizens' opposition to the school plan, the City Council's concerns and an imminent lawsuit against DCPS.
Recently Examiner reported on the Chancellor's 'fiascoes' and her failed school management record being exposed globally.
The DCAHEC Winter Members Meeting will be held Feb.14, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
at Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth Street, SW. See map, at left.
The entire DC community is invited to attend this meeting. Free online registration is required.