New Members of SBOE HS Graduation Requirements Task Force

Today, we announced the new members of our High School Graduation Requirements Task Force! This initiative, announced earlier this month, marks an historic city-wide effort to review, analyze and, as necessary, make thoughtful, implementable recommendations to adjust DC’s high school graduation requirements for all DCPS and public charter school students. The Task Force, under theContinue reading “New Members of SBOE HS Graduation Requirements Task Force”

2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns

At June’s public meeting, State Board members voted on the final version of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) report presented by SBOE Student Representative Alex Dorosin of Wilson High School. This report is the second annual report presented by the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC met four times over the course of the 2016­-2017Continue reading “2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns”

Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair

By: Amber Faith, Policy Fellow On Friday June 16th, 9th and 10th grade students attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy participated in the school’s annual Palooza Fair to present the results of their Community Action Projects (CAP). As a part of the CAP assignment, Chavez students worked in groups to research a policyContinue reading “Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair”

Can We Bridge the Research-to-Policy Divide?

By: Tara Adam, Policy Fellow On Thursday, June 15, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, sponsored by the Knowledge Alliance, held a lively panel discussion on the topic: Moderated by the President of the think tank, Michael J Petrilli, discussants included: Dale Chu, VP of Policy and Operations at America Succeeds; Dan Goldhaber, Director, CEDR University ofContinue reading “Can We Bridge the Research-to-Policy Divide?”

Parents Empowered in Ward 7

By: Marcia Bailey, Policy Intern On Saturday, May 6, several community members from Ward 7 participated in the most recent Parent Empowerment Kickoff Series held by DC State Board of Education President and Ward 7 representative, Karen Williams and DC Student Advocate, Faith Gibson Hubbard. As overseer of DC’s Ward 7, DC State Board memberContinue reading “Parents Empowered in Ward 7”

SBOE Approves New ESSA Task Force

Moves to Include Historically Marginalized Voices At our May Public Meeting, the SBOE approved the creation of a new ESSA Advisory Task Force! This new task force will help advise the State Board over the next year and will be chaired by our Ward 4 representative, Dr. Lanette Woodruff. The SBOE is committed to involvingContinue reading “SBOE Approves New ESSA Task Force”