2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns

At June’s public meeting, State Board members voted on the final version of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) report presented by SBOE Student Representative Alex Dorosin of Wilson High School. This report is the second annual report presented by the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC met four times over the course of the 2016­-2017Continue reading “2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns”

Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair

By: Amber Faith, Policy Fellow On Friday June 16th, 9th and 10th grade students attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy participated in the school’s annual Palooza Fair to present the results of their Community Action Projects (CAP). As a part of the CAP assignment, Chavez students worked in groups to research a policyContinue reading “Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair”

Parents Empowered in Ward 7

By: Marcia Bailey, Policy Intern On Saturday, May 6, several community members from Ward 7 participated in the most recent Parent Empowerment Kickoff Series held by DC State Board of Education President and Ward 7 representative, Karen Williams and DC Student Advocate, Faith Gibson Hubbard. As overseer of DC’s Ward 7, DC State Board memberContinue reading “Parents Empowered in Ward 7”

SBOE Approves New ESSA Task Force

Moves to Include Historically Marginalized Voices At our May Public Meeting, the SBOE approved the creation of a new ESSA Advisory Task Force! This new task force will help advise the State Board over the next year and will be chaired by our Ward 4 representative, Dr. Lanette Woodruff. The SBOE is committed to involvingContinue reading “SBOE Approves New ESSA Task Force”

Seeing Out-of-School-Time Through Equity Lenses

By: Tara Adam, Policy Fellow On Thursday, May 25, Mila Yochum of the DCPS Out-of-School-Time System Set-Up Team, led a lively discussion centering on the question, how can resources be distributed to support equity within the District? The goal of the afternoon was to help the OST Team determine an equity lens through which RFPContinue reading “Seeing Out-of-School-Time Through Equity Lenses”

Councilmember Grosso Hosts Education Committee Open House

Over 100 community leaders and residents attended Councilmember Grosso’s Education Committee Open House yesterday to kick off the new year! As chairperson of the Education Committee, Councilmember Grosso welcomed the public to his offices at the Wilson Building to discuss education priorities and challenges for the upcoming Council Period 22. After constituents and agency staffersContinue reading “Councilmember Grosso Hosts Education Committee Open House”