State Board in the Community: May 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist In May, SBOE members criss-crossed the District visiting DCPS and charter schools, attending community events, and participating in important policy summits. Karen (Ward 7 / President) lauded District teachers for their exceptional contributions at the Gold Standard of Excellence Awards. Congrats to the winners of Gold Standard of Excellence:Continue reading “State Board in the Community: May 2018”

New SBOE Leadership for 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist At this month’s public meeting, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) elected Ms. Karen Williams of Ward 7 as President and Mr. Jack Jacobson of Ward 2 as Vice President. Both members served in these roles during 2017 and both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience toContinue reading “New SBOE Leadership for 2018”

Make Your Voice Heard on the ESSA School Report Card

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th Street NW. The SBOE wants to hear the community’s thoughts on the proposed content of a new school report card that willContinue reading “Make Your Voice Heard on the ESSA School Report Card”

Community Engagement at EdFest 2017

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Rain, sleet and snow did not stop the SBOE from heading to EdFEST17 on Saturday, December 9th! Members from the State Board and the Office of the Ombudsman and Student Advocate joined a number of DC public schools and public charter schools to showcase the city’s public school optionsContinue reading “Community Engagement at EdFest 2017”

#ESSATaskForce Hears #DCReportCard Parent Feedback

By Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist  The SBOE Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force met on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to discuss the new version of DC’s school report card. Maya Martin, Executive Director of Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE), Josh Boots, Executive Director of EmpowerK12, and representatives from the Office of theContinue reading “#ESSATaskForce Hears #DCReportCard Parent Feedback”

Center City PCS-Congress Heights Hosts First Fridays

On Friday, November 3rd, Center City Public Charter School in Congress Heights hosted community members and education advocates for this month’s First Fridays tour. In one of the most engaging parts of the day, students welcomed and engaged in small group discussions with attendees prior to the start of the presentation giving some true insight intoContinue reading “Center City PCS-Congress Heights Hosts First Fridays”

SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives

By: Paul Negron, Communications & Public Engagement Late last month, the State Board of Education proudly held swearing-in ceremonies for its two new student representatives, Tallya Rhodes (HD Woodson HS, Ward 7) and Tatiana Robinson (Ballou HS, Ward 8). State Board President Karen Williams was joined by Ashley Carter (At-Large) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8)Continue reading “SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives”

State Board in the Community

The DC State Board of Education is comprised of 9 board members, one representing each of Washington’s eight wards and one at-large member. Our board members strive to represent the interests of their community members by engaging with teachers, administrators, parents, and students throughout the District. In the coming weeks and months, we will featureContinue reading “State Board in the Community”

First #ESSA Task Force Meeting a Success

The ESSA Task Force held its first meeting on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 6 p.m. at 441 4th St. NW in Room 1114. The 29 members of the task force began their important work of devising education policy recommendations related to the District’s implementation of ESSA. Representatives from DC Public Schools, the Public Charter School Board, LearnDC,Continue reading “First #ESSA Task Force Meeting a Success”

Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed back DC Public Schools (DCPS) teachers for School Year 2017-2018 with a huge announcement. DCPS teachers are finally close to getting a new contract. At Bunker Hill Elementary School in Ward 5 with several education leaders at her side, Mayor Bowser unveiled a new teacher contract proposal that, if approved,Continue reading “Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract”