By Giselle Miranda, Policy Fellow Overview The American Educational Research Association (AERA) held its annual meeting this year on April 21–26, with this year’s theme being “Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century”. The conference was hybrid with virtual sessions held via Zoom and in-person sessions held in San Diego, California. Staff of theContinue reading “Highlights from the 2022 Annual AERA Meeting”
By Eunice Namkoong, Policy Fellow On Monday, September 27, the D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) hosted a panel discussion called “Connecting Across Lines of Difference”. Currently, the D.C. Social Studies Standards are being revised to ensure they are culturally responsive, anti-racist, impart important social studies content in the early grades, strengthen student knowledge ofContinue reading “State Board Hosts Ethnic Studies Panel on “Connecting Lines of Difference”￼”
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”
By Rachel Duff, Policy Fellow This virtual event was facilitated by Rebecca Winthrop, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Universal Education. The mission for the Family Engagement in Education Network through the Brookings Institution is for parents, families, and communities to have a real seat at the table of educational change. Their top three takeaways were
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.
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”
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.
By Rachel Duff, Policy Fellow In the new year, the D.C. State Board of Education (SBOE) will renew its “Research Roundup” in an effort to increase focus on select education research and policy concepts, specifically to make the implications of this research accessible to all stakeholders in our communities. This January 2021#EdPolicy Research Roundup featuresContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Roundup: January 2021 – Assessment Data and Tutoring”
Dear Residents of the District of Columbia, This is not the year we expected. Our city, our school communities, and the State Board’s agenda planned for 2020 were changed in unprecedented ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, schools were forced to suddenly close this spring, and, as of now, our city is stillContinue reading “2020 in Review Part 3: D.C. State Board of Education Annual Report”
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”