How PAVE Parents Made A Difference In 2017!

December 19, 2017

PAVE parents were busy this year! Check out a sample of PAVE’s accomplishments in the graphic below.

These are just a few of 2017’s many testaments to the power of parent engagement and partner collaboration, for which Washington, DC can be proud!




How One Parent Overcame Fear of DC Schools

December 12, 2017

Read Ward 4 PLE Board Member Cathaleen Skinner’s story of how her family fought for her daughters’ rights and how this has transformed her vision for education in DC. “I have a vision of honesty and transparency in our public education system. I support school choice because it works for my children.”

If no one offers you a seat at the table, pull up a folding chair!

November 9, 2017

I just got back from the Connecting Communities of Courage summit held at Facebook’s headquarters. I could play it cool and pretend that I wasn’t excited to be there, but I’d be lying. It was awesome just to be able to roam the floor and take in all the vibrant posters about empowerment that hung […]

One Parent’s Advocacy for Her Son and Immigrants

October 12, 2017

Read Ward 1 PAVE PLE Board Member Miriam Perlacio’s story of how she was motivated to become a parent leader after learning about the obstacles non-native English speaking families face when trying to access educational opportunities in our city.