State Board in the Community: April 2018

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.

 

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.

Ashley Carter (At-Large) and Lannette Woodruff (Ward 4) attended the NASBE Legislative Conference here in DC on Capitol Hill.

 

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.

 

Joe Weedon (Ward 6) was on-hand for Maury Elementary School’s STEM expo.

 

President Karen Williams provided FY2019 budget testimony in front of Councilmember David Grosso’s Education Committee hearing.

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