State Board in the Community: February 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at the beginning of the month, and six more weeks of winter were predicted, the SBOE Board members have been active in attending many events across the District during the month of February. Joe (Ward 6), Laura (Ward 1), and Markus (Ward 8)Continue reading “State Board in the Community: February 2018”

CALDER Research Conference 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow From January 23rd to 26th, the World Economic Forum held their annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Davos was a chance for the great minds of economics to come together to discuss pressing issues facing the world today. Similarly, the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) heldContinue reading “CALDER Research Conference 2018”

School Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons from the Front Lines

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst Student discipline has been a hot topic in DC lately; Education Chair of the DC Council, David Grosso, proposed legislation that would ban non-violent infractions as a reason for suspension, which would lead to a decrease in school suspensions. He also held a hearing, inviting the public to testifyContinue reading “School Discipline Reform: Hard Lessons from the Front Lines”

Tour of Eagle Academy PCS

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst At the Board’s January Public Meeting, we heard testimony on the ESSA school report cards that the SBOE is working with the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) to produce. Two school leaders testified that the format of the report cards disadvantages schools that only serve early childhood students,Continue reading “Tour of Eagle Academy PCS”