By Cuneyt Dil, Reporter, Washington City Paper, February 13, 2019    

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 “The turnover certainly hasn’t helped DCPS, and it may have stalled progress. For example, several people testified on Tuesday about the sore need for expanding multilingual programs in schools, particularly in wards 7 and 8. “Since December 2016, DCPS has added exactly zero new dual language programs,” testified Vanessa Bertelli, director of DC Language Immersion Project.

For over five hours (of a nearly 10-hour hearing) on Tuesday, councilmembers probed Ferebee on how he would improve student achievement, champion neighborhood public schools, and ensure stability in school leadership.”

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