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”
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”
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”
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”
Why diversity, equity and inclusion matter and how it applies to D.C. Public Schools.
A year ago I was gearing up to start my Policy Fellowship at the D.C. State Board of Education. As with most new opportunities I felt waves of excitement followed by small pits of nervousness. Today is my last day with the State Board, and similar feelings are coming up as I think about theContinue reading “Giselle’s Policy Fellowship Takeaways”
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”￼”
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”
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.