By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow
In December 2017 and early January 2018, the Board members attended a variety of events around the DC community, interacting with students and parents alike. Many Board members took tours of schools during December and January, witnessing teachers and students in action firsthand.
• Ashley Carter (At-Large) visited Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
Getting ready to tour the amazing @DukeEllingtonDC! @dcpublicschools @JackJacobsonDC @CarterforDC pic.twitter.com/5cIxzKAVaU
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) January 25, 2018
• Laura Wilson Phelan (Ward 1) highlighted the tremendous work of our #DCGradReqs Task Force as a panelist on a National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) webinar focused on equity in high school graduation requirements.
Tune in today at 3PM to @NASBE‘s webinar with @DCSBOE #DCGradReqs co-chair, @LWilsonPhelan, discussing #equity in HS grad requirements. Panelists include @DonWLong (NASBE), Jennifer Zinth (@edcommission), Phillip Lovell (@All4Ed). Register: https://t.co/YHzVhnGe9p #NASBEwebinar pic.twitter.com/ag2VBeWNZX
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) January 30, 2018
• Jack Jacobson (Ward 2) visited the MdBio Foundation’s explorer lab and engaged with 8th grade students about their passion for STEM education, and how technology is driving interest in the field.
thanks to DC Board of Ed @JackJacobsonDC for visiting the explorer lab today and engaging with 8th grade students. #weneedmore public officials passionate about #STEM #education pic.twitter.com/TQJA1NNaVv
— MdBio Foundation (@MdBioFoundation) December 11, 2017
• Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3) attended a special education workshop along with members from the SBOE’s Office of the Student Advocate.
Thx to @DC_Advocate @DCOmbuds for providing so much great info to @W3EdNet parents. A great night. https://t.co/znkMgAxVal
— Ruth Wattenberg (@Ruth4Schools) December 12, 2017
• Lannette Woodruff (Ward 4) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8) both attended the DC Public Charter School Board’s (DCPCSB) TIERific Celebration of Quality Schools, which highlighted and celebrated the city’s highest performing public charter schools.
Congratulations!!! #QualitySchools #Ward4Proud https://t.co/556crXZwEp
— Lannette Woodruff (@Lannette4Ward4) December 9, 2017
.@MarkusSBOE honors parent Ms. Anise Walker from @FriendshipPCS at @dcpcsb #SchoolQuality event. “Engaged parents make great schools.” pic.twitter.com/FtXxvSWXj9
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) December 11, 2017
• Joe Weedon (Ward 6) took a tour of Benjamin Banneker High School
Highschool Tours… pic.twitter.com/RqAdTjUy5n
— Joe Weedon (@joeweedon) December 2, 2017
• Markus Batchelor (Ward 8) attended a public safety discussion hosted by Hendley Elementary School
Joining the Highlands / @HendleyES community to talk public safety, hosted by ANC 8D & ANC 8E. Excited to find community-driven solutions to keep our students safe. pic.twitter.com/NFkDihOQ4s
— Markus Batchelor (@MarkusSBOE) December 5, 2017
• Karen Williams (Ward 7) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8) attended the annual MLK Peace Walk and Parade in Anacostia on January 15th in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The parade included the high school marching bands from Ballou, Dunbar, and Anacostia.
Ran into my #Ward7 colleague and @DCSBOE President @Karen4ward7sboe! Happy #MLKDay! #EotR #SoutheastLove pic.twitter.com/wwAdQAqc4z
— Markus Batchelor (@MarkusSBOE) January 15, 2018