SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-31-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Here’s our rundown of this week’s top education news and events in the District and around the country! SBOE IN THE NEWS Girls (Finally) Get Their Own School in Ward 8 | Afro (Markus) Experts: State Test Scores Only One Measure of Student Progress | Afro (Karen) NATIONAL AfterContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-31-2018”

State Board in the Community: August 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist This August, State Board members celebrated with students, parents, teachers and school leaders at back to school events around the District! Ashley (At-Large) and Marjoury (Student Representative) shared ideas with the team at an Every Day Counts! Task Force meeting. New @DCSBOE student rep, Marjoury, from @CapitalCityPCS had lotsContinue reading “State Board in the Community: August 2018”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-26-2018

By: Matt Repka, Policy Analyst Here’s our rundown of this week’s top education news and events in the District and around the country! SBOE IN THE NEWS Karen Williams: School can be a warm, exciting place to be | The DC Line A student’s voice | David Grosso Meet Marjoury Alicea, SBOE’s bilingual student representative | DC LanguageContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-26-2018”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-17-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Check out our rundown of this week’s top education news and events in the District and around the country! SBOE IN THE NEWS Back to School: Time for All of Us to Get to Work! | Hill Rag NATIONAL Beyond Equality: Considerations for Equity in Schools | Eduwonk Today,Continue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-17-2018”

SBOE sees continued, but limited growth on PARCC test 

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist During a press conference held last evening at the newly-modernized Bancroft Elementary School, Mayor Muriel Bowser, with Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau, Interim Deputy Mayor Ahnna Smith, State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, Interim DC Public Schools Chancellor Dr. Amanda Alexander, DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director Scott Pearson,Continue reading “SBOE sees continued, but limited growth on PARCC test “

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-10-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Here’s our rundown of this week’s top education news and events in the District and around the country! NATIONAL NEWS New Teachers Are Often Assigned to High-Poverty Schools. Why Not Train Them There? | EdWeek This fall, the Denver public schools are piloting a program aimed at training newContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08-10-2018”

A Letter from the Ombudsman – Joyanna Smith

Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, After nearly five years, I am leaving the Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education. I have learned so much from my incredible colleagues at the State Board, charter schools and DCPS schools, advocacy partners, education organizations, and students and families.  With my colleagues, we were able to re-establish anContinue reading “A Letter from the Ombudsman – Joyanna Smith”

Louisiana’s Content Leader Initiative – A Guide to State Support of Local Education Agencies

By: Matt Repka, Policy Analyst Educators and school leaders from across the state of Louisiana – and some guests from the District of Columbia – assembled in New Orleans last month to participate in four days of intensive professional development around English language arts (ELA) instruction and content. More than 300 educators participated in theContinue reading “Louisiana’s Content Leader Initiative – A Guide to State Support of Local Education Agencies”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08/03/2018

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 The Progressive Happy Hour: Young People, Young Leaders | PFAW NATIONAL NEWS Major Changes Planned By Department Of Education | WAMU The Education DepartmentContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 08/03/2018”

#Ward5EduTownHall Recap

By: Dyvor Gibson, Administrative Support Specialist On July 24, 2018, another town hall meeting was held in Ward 5 at the Lamont-Riggs Library in the District of Columbia. This was one of a series of meetings initiated on behalf of Councilmember (At Large) David Grosso where community members, parents, students, school administrators, and other stakeholdersContinue reading “#Ward5EduTownHall Recap”