My Final Thoughts – Abby Ragan

By: Abby Ragan, Policy Fellow My name is Abby Ragan and I am finishing up a term as a Policy Fellow here at the State Board. I graduated magna cum laude from American University last December with a bachelor’s in International Relations. Although my background has been more in the nonprofit space, I later realizedContinue reading “My Final Thoughts – Abby Ragan”

Latinos in College: Closing the Graduation Gap

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow On April 17th, the Gallup Organization hosted a series of panels and speakers to discuss the closure of the Latino higher achievement gap in the United States. Before the presentation began, each audience member was presented with handouts which highlighted the facts and figures regarding the Latino population, and educationContinue reading “Latinos in College: Closing the Graduation Gap”

SBOE Kicks Off the First Meeting of the #DCGradReqs Task Force!

By: Amber Faith, Policy Fellow SBOE will hold its first High School Graduation Task Force meeting on July 26th and invites the public to observe. The task force is led by State Board members  Laura Wilson Phelan (Ward 1) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8). Together they lead a task force composed of parents, teachers, students,Continue reading “SBOE Kicks Off the First Meeting of the #DCGradReqs Task Force!”

New Members of SBOE HS Graduation Requirements Task Force

Today, we announced the new members of our High School Graduation Requirements Task Force! This initiative, announced earlier this month, marks an historic city-wide effort to review, analyze and, as necessary, make thoughtful, implementable recommendations to adjust DC’s high school graduation requirements for all DCPS and public charter school students. The Task Force, under theContinue reading “New Members of SBOE HS Graduation Requirements Task Force”

2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns

At June’s public meeting, State Board members voted on the final version of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) report presented by SBOE Student Representative Alex Dorosin of Wilson High School. This report is the second annual report presented by the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC met four times over the course of the 2016­-2017Continue reading “2nd SAC Report: Graduation Requirements and Hall Sweeps Top Student Concerns”

Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair

By: Amber Faith, Policy Fellow On Friday June 16th, 9th and 10th grade students attending Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy participated in the school’s annual Palooza Fair to present the results of their Community Action Projects (CAP). As a part of the CAP assignment, Chavez students worked in groups to research a policyContinue reading “Chavez Students Present Policy Solutions at Palooza Fair”