State Board in the Community: July 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist In July, SBOE members visited DCPS and charter schools and participated in important community gatherings across the District. Jack (Ward 2 / Vice President) was honored with a Multilingual Education Visionary award by DC Language Immersion. “I grew up in South Dakota – we didn’t really have dual language…Continue reading “State Board in the Community: July 2018”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 07/28/2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Check out our rundown of the top education news and events this week in the District and around the country. SBOE QUOTED IN THE NEWS Who Gets Access to Data About D.C.’s Public Schools? | Washington City Paper SBOE Rejects Credit Recovery Proposal, Seeks Public Guidance | Washington InformerContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 07/28/2018”

Putting #StudentsFirst: Our Vote on Credit Recovery

Credit recovery is supposed to provide students that have already failed a course the opportunity to make up or recover the credit. The regulations submitted to the State Board by OSSE were an attempt to provide statewide guardrails on a chaotic mix of programs, varied interpretations of policies or the complete absence of policies. TheContinue reading “Putting #StudentsFirst: Our Vote on Credit Recovery”

Transforming Public School Teaching in the Nation’s Capital

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst One of the most interesting conversations I attended this summer was the report release event for FutureEd’s A Policymaker’s Playbook: Transforming Public School Teaching in the Nation’s Capital. The event opened with remarks from Council Chair Mendelson, Council Education Chair Grosso, and Interim Deputy Mayor Smith. Thomas Toch thenContinue reading “Transforming Public School Teaching in the Nation’s Capital”

2018 National Forum on Education Policy

By: Matt Repka, Policy Analyst The Education Commission of the States (ECS) held its annual National Forum on Education Policy in late June 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Hundreds of state legislators, state board members, principals, teachers, and other education stakeholders attended the three-day event, which featured presentations, workshops, and addressesContinue reading “2018 National Forum on Education Policy”

SBOE Weekly EdLinks: 07/15/2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Here’s your weekly rundown of education local/national news and events here in the District. SBOE QUOTED IN THE NEWS D.C. Officials Irked by Report of Unlicensed Teachers | Washington Informer Statement on Mayor’s Veto of School Promotion and Graduation Fairness Emergency Act of 2018 | Markus Batchelor How 2Continue reading “SBOE Weekly EdLinks: 07/15/2018”

SBOE Weekly EdLinks: 07/06/2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Starting today, we are launching a weekly rundown of education local/national news and events here in the District! SBOE QUOTED IN THE NEWS Bowser Waited Until After The Primary to Find The Next Public Schools Chancellor | Washington City Paper Student journalists at Wilson High’s Beacon look to buildContinue reading “SBOE Weekly EdLinks: 07/06/2018”