equity

Testimony at the Public Hearing on the Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Public Hearing on B22-0594 - Student Fair Access to School Act of 2017 Before the Committee on Education Council of the District of Columbia January 30, 2018 DC Action for Children (DC Action) is pleased to provide written testimony in support of proposed legislation, B22-0594 the Student Fair Access...

Our 2018 Resolutions

Letter from the Executive Director Dear Friend, Happy New Year! Before the holidays, the DC Action team spent some time reflecting on the status of children in our city and country and decided to create a set of new year’s resolutions. These resolutions represent our commitment to ensuring that the District is a great place for children to call home....

DC’s youngest children will be affected by proposed EPA budget cuts

Exposure to lead can be life-threatening for young children. Because their lungs, immune and nervous systems are not fully developed, children under 5 are more sensitive to chemicals and are unable to combat any extensive exposure to these toxins. [1] Contact with unsafe chemicals also dramatically increases a child’s risk of pneumonia, asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. [2] Last...

Disaggregating Data by Race: Context Matters

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s conference for KIDS COUNT grantees on Race Equity and Inclusion in San Antonio, Texas. As inspiring as it was challenging, the conference exposed me to diverse perspectives and experiences of thought leaders, organizers and advocates from across the country. It is by no accident that I labeled...