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”

State Board in the Community: April 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow Spring has officially sprung for State Board members! This past month, the members of the Board participated in and attended enlightening and fascinating events around the District. Ashley (At-Large) read to students at Cedar Tree Academy as part of the Read Across DC Campaign. I had such a fun timeContinue reading “State Board in the Community: April 2018”

Big Hairy Audacious Goals at Jefferson Academy

By: Abby Ragan, Policy Fellow Earlier this month, SBOE representatives Ashley Carter and Ruth Wattenberg joined SBOE staff in a visit to Jefferson Academy (JA), a DCPS community middle school located in Ward 6. The environment at Jefferson Academy during the SBOE visit was warm and welcoming from the moment we entered the building. EveryoneContinue reading “Big Hairy Audacious Goals at Jefferson Academy”

SBOE Visit to John Hayden Johnson Middle School

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow Earlier this month, SBOE At-Large member Ashley Carter, Ward 8 member Markus Batchelor, and staff had the opportunity to visit John Hayden Johnson Middle School in Ward 8. We met with Principal Courtney Taylor, who has been leading the school for three years. She explained that Johnson is a “textbook”Continue reading “SBOE Visit to John Hayden Johnson Middle School”

State Board in the Community: January 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow In December 2017 and early January 2018, the Board members attended a variety of events around the DC community, interacting with students and parents alike. Many Board members took tours of schools during December and January, witnessing teachers and students in action firsthand. • Ashley Carter (At-Large) visited Duke EllingtonContinue reading “State Board in the Community: January 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”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

By: Alexandria Smith, Communication Fellow In addition to our #DCGradReqs meeting this past week, SBOE members were out in full force at community events around the District! RUTH WATTENBERG Ward 3 Representative, Ruth Wattenberg, was a guest speaker at a Wilson High School Parent Teacher Student Organization meeting on school report cards. @Ruth4Schools guest speakingContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”

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: October 2017

By: Alexandria Smith, Communication Fellow In addition to our monthly public meeting this week, SBOE members were out in full force at community events around the District! JOE WEEDON, WARD 6 Joe Weedon spoke at the Capitol Hill Montessori “Story of Our Schools” Exhibit. 2 @chmldc students introduce @joeweedon speaking on the community value of the projectContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

Lannette Woodruff and Laura Wilson Phelan attended a riveting discussion on family and parent engagement within the education policy space. Learn more about DC PAVE here: dcpave.org. Thank you @LWilsonPhelan & @Lannette4Ward4 for an inspiring conversation about partnering with families in education policy! #PAVEtheway pic.twitter.com/13c8AI0D8Y — PAVE (@dcpave) September 30, 2017   Joe Weedon andContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”