First #ESSA Task Force Meeting a Success

The ESSA Task Force held its first meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St. NW in Room 1114. The 29 members of the task force began their important work of devising education policy recommendations related to the District’s implementation of ESSA. Representatives from DC Public Schools, the Public Charter School Board, LearnDC,Continue reading “First #ESSA Task Force Meeting a Success”

Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed back DC Public Schools (DCPS) teachers for School Year 2017-2018 with a huge announcement. DCPS teachers are finally close to getting a new contract. At Bunker Hill Elementary School in Ward 5 with several education leaders at her side, Mayor Bowser unveiled a new teacher contract proposal that, if approved,Continue reading “Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract”

SBOE in the Community: August 2017

This week, members of the SBOE went into the community to help students get ready for back to school. On Friday, August 4th, Ward 3 representative Ruth Wattenberg accompanied Councilmember Mary Cheh on her annual tour of Ward 3 schools. The purpose of Cheh’s visits is to assess school needs, such as broken air conditioners orContinue reading “SBOE in the Community: August 2017”

Meet Our #ESSA Task Force Members!

Today, the DC State Board of Education proudly announced the members of its new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force. Under the leadership of Ward 4 representative Dr. Lannette Woodruff, the ESSA Task Force will help advise the SBOE over the next two years on implementation of DC’s ESSA plan. The SBOE is committedContinue reading “Meet Our #ESSA Task Force Members!”