1. Collect survey or podcast data
2. Inform community members of public events
3. Plan the Principals' Quarterly Roundtables
+ Bi-annual Public Forums
At this convening, stakeholders will discuss the progress made on the findings of the periodic reports. We believe a bi-annual forum is essential to address school-level problems as a matter of urgency. Also, an issue addressed one year later is no longer as relevant to the specific group of students at their grade levels.
We acknowledge the dearth of school-level data on indicators beyond test scores and the need for timely information collected and reported by the people--the community.
Also, based on our experience, we have observed that systemic reform in public education looks different at the school level. Every school has its unique needs and problems. And, implementation of these mechanisms may look different at each school and even in an individual teacher's classroom.
We invite community members to share school-level data. Tell us about your barriers to accessing a quality Prek-12 education and the successes you have experienced at the school level. The community includes all participants in the schooling process at the home, school, and government levels, concerned citizens, and the private sector.
Share your thoughts and tag us
Our hashtags are #ALVAINA #ALVAINAinfo, #DemandSideEdReform; #CommunityBasedEdReform; #DCSchoolReform; #DCEdReform
Write on our blog page
Host an ALVAINA Podcast
We urge radio talk-show or TV hosts especially to periodically host an ALVAINA segment on their show (to help us share our findings or collect data from community members on what's working and the barriers to accessing a quality education in our schools).
The audio or video recordings or written content of the segments can be emailed to us.
To find out more about collaborating, contact us!
Join Us! And, let us work together to provide a quality school and public education system for all.
"It takes a village to raise a child"
In like manner...
"It takes a community to improve a school and reform an education system"
(Rebecca OluwaToyin Doherty).