By John-Paul Hayworth, Executive Director Residents of the District of Columbia: I have been honored to serve you as the Executive Director of the D.C. State Board of Education for the past seven years. Today, I am announcing my departure from the agency, effective on Friday, June 10, 2022. Over the past seven years, IContinue reading “A Letter from our Executive Director, John-Paul Hayworth”
By Franco Estores, Policy Fellow I began working with the State Board in July of 2021. I had just moved to D.C. at the time, and the weather was warm, spirits were high, and I was excited to begin my new career at a new workplace. Back then, I would have had a difficult timeContinue reading “Franco’s Top 3 Moments with the D.C. State Board of Education”
By Eunice Namkoong, Policy Fellow On Monday, September 27, the D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) hosted a panel discussion called “Connecting Across Lines of Difference”. Currently, the D.C. Social Studies Standards are being revised to ensure they are culturally responsive, anti-racist, impart important social studies content in the early grades, strengthen student knowledge ofContinue reading “State Board Hosts Ethnic Studies Panel on “Connecting Lines of Difference”￼”
By Darren Fleischer, Policy Analyst As part of the D.C. State Board of Education’s (SBOE) commitment to public engagement, we have had the pleasure of presenting at three education-related conferences, sharing findings from the 2020 D.C. Teacher Attrition Survey. The first education-related conference the State Board participated in was at the 11th Annual DC DataContinue reading “Presenting the State Board’s Teacher Retention Survey at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting and the ECDataWorks Building Resilient Data Analytics Conference”
By Rachel Duff, Policy Fellow This virtual event was facilitated by Rebecca Winthrop, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Universal Education. The mission for the Family Engagement in Education Network through the Brookings Institution is for parents, families, and communities to have a real seat at the table of educational change. Their top three takeaways were
The only way we ensure every student succeeds is to ensure every student gets what they need. That’s my definition of equity. And I look forward to working with residents to make sure that happens.
By Dr. Carlene Reid, Ward 8 Representative My ward has had every negative statistic imaginable thrown at us. The numbers that we are high in are often not viewed positively. Yet, between my experiences growing up in a couple of churches and establishing a home eight years ago, I cannot help but think of theContinue reading “An Education of Our Own: Dr. Carlene Reid, Ward 8”
D.C. has so many paths and so many opportunities. We don’t have an opportunity issue—we have a preparation issue. We are a great and powerful city. However, in order for us to be a truly great city, we must become a city that prepares our kids with an education that will allow them to accomplish their dreams.
By: Allister Chang, Ward 2 Representative Ever since being sworn in on January 2nd as a member of the D.C. State Board of Education, I can’t stop thinking about the urgency for literacy among all of our students. Imagine you’re in 4th grade. Your social studies teacher calls on you to answer a question aboutContinue reading “Advancing Literacy Across D.C., Allister Chang, Ward 2”
The D.C. State Board of Education is the only independent education agency with elected representatives. Board members’ terms are four years and are staggered so no more than five board members are selected in any one election. As we welcome our new State Board members, we would like to recognize and thank our outgoing members.Continue reading “Farewell to Outgoing State Board Members”