By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow
While the weather has been stubbornly cold, the cherry blossoms are due to hit peak bloom by this coming weekend. Spring will spring soon! Throughout the month of March, State Board members have been active in the community and continue to be a voice for education in the District.
Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3) spent a morning reading to students at Murch Elementary School.
— Ruth Wattenberg (@Ruth4Schools) March 3, 2018
Vice President Jack Jacobson (Ward 2) was on the Kojo Nnamdi show discussing the recent challenges within DC Public Schools, and specifically how only 42% of students are on-track to graduate.
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) March 5, 2018
Ashley Carter (At-Large) and Lannette Woodruff (Ward 4) attended the NASBE Legislative Conference here in DC on Capitol Hill.
— Ashley Carter (@CarterforDC) March 5, 2018
— Lannette Woodruff (@Lannette4Ward4) March 6, 2018
Markus Batchelor (Ward 8) had the opportunity to moderate a discussion with the former Secretary of Education Rod Paige at Thurgood Marshall Academy during Family Day with the students of The School for Ethics and Global Leadership.
Honored to moderate a discussion w/ Fmr Secretary of @usedgov, Rod Paige & dynamic students of @SEGL during their Family Day at @TMATalks (both my Alma Maters). Engaged dialogue between these young changemakers & the architect of the No Child Left Behind Act. So good to be home. pic.twitter.com/yDdN9vDOO0
— Rep. Markus Batchelor (@MarkusSBOE) March 17, 2018
Joe Weedon (Ward 6) was on-hand for Maury Elementary School’s STEM expo.
— Joe Weedon (@joeweedon) March 22, 2018
President Karen Williams provided FY2019 budget testimony in front of Councilmember David Grosso’s Education Committee hearing.
— DC State Board of Ed (@DCSBOE) March 29, 2018