It has been an incredible honor and an incredible learning experience to have served on the D.C. State Board of Education over these past four years—three of them through the pandemic. I appreciate the opportunity to share some highlights in this farewell. In my first year on the State Board, I helped start the WardContinue reading “Farewell from Ward 1 Representative Emily Gasoi”
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Farewell from Ward 3 Representative Ruth Wattenberg
When I joined the State Board eight years ago, the State Board itself was just eight years old! It had been rightly and urgently focused on initial tasks, like getting the city’s first academic standards written and approved. It was not really an arena for elevating issues and voices. Under our rules at the time,Continue reading “Farewell from Ward 3 Representative Ruth Wattenberg”
Farewell from Ward 5 Representative Zachary Parker
As my time ends on the D.C. State Board of Education, I am proud to reflect on the tremendous impact the State Board has had on the D.C. education landscape in recent years. In my first year on the State Board, I authored a resolution calling on more robust support for students with learning disabilities,Continue reading “Farewell from Ward 5 Representative Zachary Parker”
Farewell from Ward 6 Representative Jessica Sutter
It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve my neighbors, the students, and the schools of Ward 6 for the past four years. Being trusted by my colleagues to serve as State Board President for the last year of the term was the icing on the cake of a wonderful experience of publicContinue reading “Farewell from Ward 6 Representative Jessica Sutter”
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through Policy
Why diversity, equity and inclusion matter and how it applies to D.C. Public Schools.
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 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”
SBOE #EdPolicy Roundup: April 2021 – Strategies for Successful School Librarian and Teacher Collaboration
This month, the D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) continues its efforts to make education research and policy concepts accessible to all stakeholders in our communities. In honor of National School Library Month, the April #EdPolicy Research Roundup features one report: Strategies for Successful School Librarian and Teacher Collaboration from the American Association of SchoolContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Roundup: April 2021 – Strategies for Successful School Librarian and Teacher Collaboration”
Confronting Educational Inequities to Support All D.C. Students: Jacque Patterson, At-Large
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.
An Education of Our Own: Dr. Carlene Reid, Ward 8
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”
Preparing Our Students With an Education That Will Allow Them to Accomplish Their Dreams: Eboni-Rose Thompson, Ward 7
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.