Empowering Student Voice in Policy Development and Discussions

By Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst Our education system is more student-centered and student-driven than ever before. This means that policymakers and decision-makers must ensure student voice is elevated and actively heard. Watch: Empowering the Student Voice Since 2006, the D.C. State Board of Education has appointed two students to serve as representatives on the StateContinue reading “Empowering Student Voice in Policy Development and Discussions”

Elevating the Hidden Voices of a Community: Equity and Authentic Stakeholder Engagement

By Matt Repka, Policy Analyst In late October, the State Board attended the iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs, California. iNACOL, short for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, is a D.C.-area organization that advocates for online, competency-based, and personalized learning opportunities for students. Since 2017, the organization has expanded to focus more broadly onContinue reading “Elevating the Hidden Voices of a Community: Equity and Authentic Stakeholder Engagement”

Teacher Retention Top of Mind at ECS National #EdPolicy Forum

Attracting and retaining teachers who are not only qualified, but good, is a problem in every state. At this year’s National Forum on Education Policy was held July 9-12 in Denver, Colorado, delegates heard presentations on teacher retention and credentialing, new ideas on career and technical education and insights from teachers of the year.

SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: June 2019

By: Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst This month, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) continues its effort to make education research and policy concepts accessible to all stakeholders in our communities. The June 2019 #EdPolicy Research Roundup features two reports: one from Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) on how to support families with choosingContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: June 2019”

SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: March 2019

By Sara Gopalkrishna, Policy Fellow We’ve been shining a light on teacher and principal retention since October 2018—commissioning a report, hosting a public forum, inviting numerous expert witnesses to our public meetings, and convening a working group. As such, the #EdPolicy Research Roundup: March 2019 features two reports that touch on this important issue. OneContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: March 2019”

SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: February 2019

By: Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst This month, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) continues its effort to make education research and policy concepts accessible to all stakeholders in our communities. The February 2019 #EdPolicy Research Roundup features two reports: one from Chiefs for Change on the importance of implementing high-quality, culturally relevant curriculum andContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: February 2019”

Putting Students First in #EdPolicy: Jessica Sutter, Ward 6

By Jessica Sutter, Ward 6 SBOE Representative I love school. I’ve loved school since my first day of preschool when I walked in and never looked back to say goodbye to my mom. I’ve loved every school I’ve had the privilege to teach in. I’ve loved when school filled my heart with joy, like whenContinue reading “Putting Students First in #EdPolicy: Jessica Sutter, Ward 6”

SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: January 2019

By: Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst Ensuring research and policy concepts are accessible to all stakeholders in our communities is important. Think tanks and policy-based organizations release reports and their findings on a regular basis, but some times the information contained within these reports can be difficult to navigate and understand to a more novice readerContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Research Roundup: January 2019”

SBOE Provides Feedback on Credit Recovery and Personalized Learning Plans

By: Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst In October 2018, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) was asked by two agencies to submit feedback and comments on a draft policy and a draft research report. The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) solicited public comment on its draft credit recovery policy that they hope to implementContinue reading “SBOE Provides Feedback on Credit Recovery and Personalized Learning Plans”