Employer-Driven Innovations in CTE

By: Maria Salciccioli, Policy Analyst The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) held an engaging discussion on October 20th, called Employer-Driven Innovations in CTE: Promise, Practice, and Opportunities for Policy. I was excited to attend and learn about any potential connections between the latest research and what our High School Graduation Requirements Task Force is doingContinue reading “Employer-Driven Innovations in CTE”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

By: Alexandria Smith, Communication Fellow In addition to our #DCGradReqs meeting this past week, SBOE members were out in full force at community events around the District! RUTH WATTENBERG Ward 3 Representative, Ruth Wattenberg, was a guest speaker at a Wilson High School Parent Teacher Student Organization meeting on school report cards. @Ruth4Schools guest speakingContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”

SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives

By: Paul Negron, Communications & Public Engagement Late last month, the State Board of Education proudly held swearing-in ceremonies for its two new student representatives, Tallya Rhodes (HD Woodson HS, Ward 7) and Tatiana Robinson (Ballou HS, Ward 8). State Board President Karen Williams was joined by Ashley Carter (At-Large) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8)Continue reading “SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

By: Alexandria Smith, Communication Fellow In addition to our monthly public meeting this week, SBOE members were out in full force at community events around the District! JOE WEEDON, WARD 6 Joe Weedon spoke at the Capitol Hill Montessori “Story of Our Schools” Exhibit. 2 @chmldc students introduce @joeweedon speaking on the community value of the projectContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”

DCPS Chancellor Wilson Promotes Reign Initiative on #FacebookLive

By: Matt Repka, Policy Analyst District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson conducted a Facebook Live interview on Friday to talk about a new initiative in DCPS focused on young women of color. The interview, conducted from the DCPS Central Office in Northeast Washington, briefly discussed DCPS’ new “Reign: Empowering Young Women asContinue reading “DCPS Chancellor Wilson Promotes Reign Initiative on #FacebookLive”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

Lannette Woodruff and Laura Wilson Phelan attended a riveting discussion on family and parent engagement within the education policy space. Learn more about DC PAVE here: dcpave.org. Thank you @LWilsonPhelan & @Lannette4Ward4 for an inspiring conversation about partnering with families in education policy! #PAVEtheway pic.twitter.com/13c8AI0D8Y — PAVE (@dcpave) September 30, 2017   Joe Weedon andContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”

Millennial Views on Education

By: Maria Salciccioli, Policy Analyst Last week, The Raben Group hosted Dr. Cathy Cohen from the GenForward Project at the University of Chicago at a panel event titled “Millennials and Education: New Research on America’s Most Diverse Generation.” Dr. Cohen presented rich survey data on millennials’ views on a host of education-related issues. (Millennials wereContinue reading “Millennial Views on Education”

Community Schools Tour at J.O. Wilson

By: Sabrina Hernandez, Policy Fellow On September 12th, 2017, DC State Board of Education Executive Director John Paul Hayworth, Policy Analyst Maria Salciccioli, and Policy Fellow Sabrina Hernandez visited J.O.Wilson Elementary School in Ward 6 as part of the “Communities in Schools of the National’s Capital” tour. Mr. Hayworth sits on a board that awardsContinue reading “Community Schools Tour at J.O. Wilson”