By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist
Check out this week’s can’t-miss events and education news in the District and around the country!
SBOE IN THE NEWS
D.C. Council members look to curtail mayor’s control of city schools | Washington Post (Ruth)
Unionists elected to political office busy getting more unionists to run | People’s World (Ruth)
ESSA TASK FORCE
– September Monthly Meeting Video Recording
– September Meeting Twitter Thread
– September Meeting Presentation Slides
SCHOOL REPORT CARD
– OSSE’s Draft Report Card Mock-up (Presented to ESSA Task Force September 11)
– OSSE 2018-19 DC School Report Card and STAR Framework Technical Guide
– OSSE School Report Card Site
Mayor Bowser alters panel that selects schools chief amid parents’ lawsuit | Washington Post
Facing a court battle, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) moved this week to alter the composition of the panel advising her on finding a schools chief — a decision that underscores the high stakes involved with installing a chancellor.
Thousands of additional students expected in public schools by 2026, new report says | DC Line
DC’s public school system has been plastered across scandal-driven headlines the past year, with city officials dealing with leadership turmoil, subpar graduation returns and allegations of attendance fraud. And, despite ongoing capacity challenges in parts of DC, education officials will likely have to find a way manage substantial enrollment growth over the next decade, according to a new report from the D.C. Policy Center.