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Facilities [ARCHIVES]

 

Public Charter School Students Need More and Better School Buildings
Testimony, Malcolm Peabody, President, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; DC City Council Committee on Education, Libraries, & Recreation, Long-range Facilities Master Plan, December 7, 2000


Charter School Start-up Challenges: Facilities and Funding
June 22, 1999


Improve Access to Vacant DCPS Facilities
Letter to Alice Rivlin, Chair of the DC Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, May 19, 1999

Charter Leaders Stymied in Efforts to Acquire, Renovate Abandoned Buildings
FOCUS Newsletter Article, Spring 1999

To the Control Board regarding public charter school access to vacant buildings in the public school system
May 24, 1999

To Councilmember Chavous regarding breakdowns in the disposition of excess school system property
February 21, 1999

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Accountability [ARCHIVES]

 

The School Reform Act: Governance and Accountability
The ways in which DC's School Reform Act provides for governance and accountability for DC's Public Charter Schools; FOCUS, October, 2001

The Charter Revocation Process
Letter to Peggy Cooper Cafritz, President, DC Board of Education; Robert Cane, August 8, 2001

Response to the Draft Fifth Year Revocation Plan developed by the Public Charter School Board
Testimony by Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, public hearing, DC Public Charter School Board on March 29, 2001

Statement of Congressional Concern about Increased Regulation of the District of Columbia Charter Schools by the Chartering Boards
District of Columbia Appropriations Bill, 2001 - House Report No. 106-786. Adopted by the Congressional Committee on Appropriations, Mr. Istook of Oklahoma, Chair
July 25, 2000

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Funding [ARCHIVES]

 

Formula Encourages Parity between the Public Charter Schools and DCPS
Letter to Peggy Cooper Cafritz, President, DC Board of Education; Robert Cane, December 17, 2001

The Need for Formula Adjustment Fiscal Year 2002
Testimony, Malcom Peabody, President, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; DC City Council Committee on Education, Libraries, & Recreation, Public Hearing on Mayor's Education Budget, March 15, 2001

Fund the Census (Head Count) of all Public School Children
Testimony, Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; DC City Council Committee on Education, Libraries, & Recreation, Public Hearing on State Education Office Budget, March 14, 2001

Helping to Properly Define the SEO
Testimony, Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools;Diestrict of Columbia State Education Office, Public Hearing on Short-term Plan for the Assumption of Four Mandated Responsibilites, January 29, 2001

Failure to Budget for D.C. Public Charter School Students
A summary of the consequences of failing to budget for DC Public Charter Schools

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Problems with the proposed Fiscal Year 2001 Public Education Budget
Testimony of Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, before the District Council Education Committee, March 16, 2000

Fiscal Year 2000 Funding Inequities
A table showing the effect of budget miscalculations on public charter schools and DCPS.

Funding Problems Experienced by the Edison-Friendship Public Charter School
Testimony of Donald Hense, Director, Friendship House; District Council Hearing on Public Charter Schools -- February 2000

Fix the Funding Process
Josephine Baker, Chair, Public Charter School Board, Mayor's Hearing on the FY 2001 Budget --
February 29, 2000

The Breakdown of the Charter School Funding Process
Malcom Peabody, President, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; District Council Hearing on Public Charter Schools -- February 10, 2000

Funding Problems Experienced by the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School
Testimony of Linda Moore, Director, Elise Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School; District Council Hearing on Public Charter Schools -- February 10, 2000

Chronology of Funding Problems Experienced by D.C. Public Charter Schools
February 2000

Failure to Implement the Funding Formula: Damage to D.C. Public Charter Schools
A letter from the DC Public Charter School Coalition to Alice Rivlin, Chair of the DC Financial Management Responsibility and Assistance Authority, January 2000

Money for All D.C. Schools
Letter to the Washington Post from Robert Cane, FOCUS Executive Director --
Published December 18, 1999

To the Control Board regarding public charter school enrollment audits
December 14, 1999

Council Sets Aside Additional Funds for Public Charter Schools
FOCUS News Release -- June 11, 1999

To the Control Board regarding potential underfunding of public charter schools
May 25, 1999

D.C. Public Charter Schools at Risk of Underfunding
FOCUS News Release -- April 15, 1999

Questions and Answers About the FY2000 Budget For Charter Schools in the District of Columbia
DC Charter School Coalition FAQ -- April 12, 1999

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Miscellaneous [ARCHIVES]

 

Time for a Census (Head Count) of all D.C. Public School Children
Testimony, Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; DC City Council Committee on Education, Libraries, & Recreation, Public Hearing on Charter School Oversight, February 27, 2001

DCPS Attacks Charter Schools
FOCUS Newsletter Article, Winter 2000

Challenges for the Upcoming Year
Testimony, Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; DC City Council Committee on Education, Libraries, & Recreation, Public Hearing on Charter School Oversight, October 19, 2000

Public Charter Schools Shouldn't be "Uniform"
Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools; District Council Hearing on the School Uniform Act of 1999 -- December 8, 1999

Strength in Unity - The D.C. Charter School Coalition link
FOCUS Newsletter Article, Fall 1999

Charter School Coalition Lands Major Federal Grant
DC Public Charter School Coalition News Release -- September, 17 1999

A Positive Year for Charter Schools
Louis Steadwell, Chairman, Meridian Public Charter School; D.C. Board of Education Hearing on Public Charter Schools -- June 29, 1999

One School's Experience
Linda Moore, Executive Director Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School; D.C. Board of Education Hearing on Public Charter Schools -- June 29, 1999

District Charter School Movement Earns Grants and Recognition
FOCUS News Release -- May 13, 1999

District Leaders Commend Charter Schools
FOCUS News Release -- April 30, 1999

To the D.C. Council and Select Congressmen: the D.C. Public Charter School Coalition Legislative Agenda for 1999
March 11, 1999

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Conversion Schools [ARCHIVES]

 

Paul Junior High Public Charter School -- Fact Sheet

Proposed Bills Would Eliminate the Conversion Option
Testimony of Robert Cane, Executive Director, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools, before the District Council Education Committee, April 12, 2000

Leave the Conversion Decision Up to the Parents
Testimony of Virginia Walden, Executive Director, DC Parents for School Choice, before the District Council Education Committee, April 12, 2000

Response to the Proposed Changes in the Conversion Process
Testimony of Glenda Partee, Ward 4 resident, before the District Council Education Committee, April 12, 2000

The Charter School Conversion Process is a Positive Force for Change
Letter to Councilmember Charlene Drew Jarvis, January 24, 2000

D.C. Public School System Attempts to Short-Circuit Competition
Letter to the Washington Times from Robert Cane, FOCUS Executive Director --
Published December 13, 1999

To Councilmember Chavous regarding DCPS effort to evict Paul Junior High School upon its becoming a public charter school
November 17, 1999

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