SBOE Kicks Off the First Meeting of the #DCGradReqs Task Force!

By: Amber Faith, Policy Fellow SBOE will hold its first High School Graduation Task Force meeting on July 26th and invites the public to observe. The task force is led by State Board members  Laura Wilson Phelan (Ward 1) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8). Together they lead a task force composed of parents, teachers, students,Continue reading “SBOE Kicks Off the First Meeting of the #DCGradReqs Task Force!”

Education & DC’s Job Training Challenge

By: Tara Adam, Policy Fellow On June 29, 2017, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion entitled, “Big Solutions to DC’s Big Job Training Challenge.” The event was attended by roughly forty stakeholders of varying backgrounds including Ms. Ruth Wattenberg, SBOE Representative from Ward 3.   The panel, moderated by Mr. Andy Shallal ofContinue reading “Education & DC’s Job Training Challenge”

#ESSA Task Force Application Deadline EXTENDED to July 24th!

We’ve extended the application period for our new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Advisory Task Force! Interested community members may now submit their application until Monday, July 24 at 12:00 noon. To apply to serve on the Task Force, click here. Under the leadership of Dr. Lannette Woodruff (Ward 4), the ESSA Advisory Task Force will help advise theContinue reading “#ESSA Task Force Application Deadline EXTENDED to July 24th!”

Why I Love Education Policy (And You Should, Too!)

By: Maria Salciccioli, Policy Analyst From June 28 – 30, the Education Commission of the States held its 2017 National Forum on Education Policy in San Diego, California. I had the opportunity to attend and relished the chance to meet education leaders from around the country and learn more about other states’ innovative education policies.Continue reading “Why I Love Education Policy (And You Should, Too!)”

New Student Representatives for SY2017-2018

Thank you to all who helped us recruit an amazing crop of candidates to serve as the State Board’s new student representatives. Tallya Rhodes from H.D. Woodson High School (Ward 7) and Tatiana Robinson from Ballou High School (Ward 8) were selected as our State Board Student Representatives for 2017-2018.Student Representatives serve for one school yearContinue reading “New Student Representatives for SY2017-2018”

SBOE Announces #ESSA Task Force Application

Today, we proudly announce the opening of the application period for our new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Advisory Task Force! In March of this year, the State Board voted to approve the new state accountability plan drafted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Work on the plan is not completed,Continue reading “SBOE Announces #ESSA Task Force Application”