Dayja Burton and Alex O’Sullivan to Serve as Student Representatives

Earlier this summer, the State Board of Education was thrilled to announce the selection of Dayja Burton, a rising senior at McKinley Technology High School, and Alex O’Sullivan, a rising sophomore at BASIS DC PCS, as Student Representatives for the 2019–20 school year.

Student Leaders Present Recommendations on Teacher Turnover and Equity Across Schools

ast week, our outgoing Student Representatives Tatiana Robinson (Ballou High School) and Marjoury Alicea (Capital City Public Charter School) joined Student Advisory Committee (SAC) members Hannah Dunn & Aaliyah Dick (both of Wilson High School) to present the end-of-year SAC report to State Board members.

State Board Gears up for Vote on High School Growth Measure

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist At our April and May public meetings, SBOE members welcomed school leaders and experts from non-profits, local and national education policy organizations, and universities for a discussion on different ways to measure student and high school growth in public schools. Academic growth, the progress a student makes over aContinue reading “State Board Gears up for Vote on High School Growth Measure”

Castle on the Hill- Our Visit to Cardozo Education Campus

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Last week, Cardozo High School Assistant Principal Matthew Kennedy and his leadership team welcomed State Board members Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3 / President), Ashley MacLeay (At-Large), Emily Gasoi (Ward 1), and some of my SBOE staff colleagues for a school tour and lively education policy discussion at one ofContinue reading “Castle on the Hill- Our Visit to Cardozo Education Campus”

Langley Elementary Touts Conscious Discipline

Langley Elementary School Principal Vanessa Drumm-Canepa and PTSA President Christina Svolopoulos Robbins welcomed State Board members Ruth Wattenberg, Ashley MacLeay, Jessica Sutter, and some of my SBOE staff colleagues to tour their school.

State Board in the Community: October 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist This month, State Board members ushered in Fall by attending community events, connecting with students and parents, and supporting local DC public schools and public charter schools. Joe (Ward 6) supported student walkers at the annual #WalkToSchoolDay sponsored by CHPSPO. Another wonderful #Walktoschoolday in the books… This has gotContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2018”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 10-27-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Check out the latest in education news and events here in the District and around the nation! SBOE IN THE NEWS Why are so many DC teachers leaving their jobs? | WTOP City announces plan to use vacant Shaw site for Banneker expansion | DC Line DC NEWS PayingContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 10-27-2018”

SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 10-20-2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Check out our breakdown of the latest in education news here in the District and around the country. SBOE IN THE NEWS Report on DC teacher turnover in excess of national average prompts look at ways to improve retention | DC Line DC NEWS Mayor Says She Didn’t KnowContinue reading “SBOE Weekly Ed Links: 10-20-2018”