Early Warning and Intervention System; College Preparation Plan; and Early Childhood Education Acts
B19-0648, THE “EARLY WARNING AND INTERVENTION SYSTEM ACT OF 2012”
B19-0649, THE “COLLEGE PREPARATION PLAN ACT OF 2012”
B19-0566, THE “EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ACT OF 2011”
Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown announces the scheduling of a Public Hearing by the Committee of the Whole on B19-0648, the “Early Warning and Intervention System Act of 2012”, on B19-0649, the “College Preparation Plan Act of 2012”, and on B19-0566, the “Early Childhood Education Act of 2011”. The public hearing is scheduled for February 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
The purpose of the public hearing is to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed legislation of B19-0648 is needed to encourage a pilot early warning and intervention system to track how students in grades 4 through 9 are performing in certain areas that indicate their likelihood of dropping out of high school. The proposed legislation on B19-649 is needed to require that the Office of the State Superintendant of Education(“OSSE”) to mandate that all students in Public High Schools to apply to at least one postsecondary institution before graduating and to require that every student take the SAT or the American College Testing program (ACT) before graduation. The proposed legislation on B19-566 requires the Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools to ensure a reasonable expectation that 3 and 4 year olds are prepared for kindergarten.
Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to testify at the public hearing are asked to register online or telephone Priscilla McIver, Administrative Assistant to the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196, or via e-mail at email@example.com and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business, February 15, 2012. They should also bring 20 copies of their written testimony or submit one copy of their written testimony by Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Persons presenting testimony may be limited to 3 minutes in order to permit each witness an opportunity to be heard.