State Board in the Community: June 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist In June, SBOE members criss-crossed the District visiting DC public schools and public charter schools, attending high school graduation events, and participating in important community gatherings. Karen (Ward 7 / President), Ashley (At-Large), and Joe (Ward 6) attended Mayor Bowser’s press conference announcing the new search committee for DCContinue reading “State Board in the Community: June 2018”

State Board in the Community: May 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist In May, SBOE members criss-crossed the District visiting DCPS and charter schools, attending community events, and participating in important policy summits. Karen (Ward 7 / President) lauded District teachers for their exceptional contributions at the Gold Standard of Excellence Awards. Congrats to the winners of Gold Standard of Excellence:Continue reading “State Board in the Community: May 2018”

State Board in the Community: April 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow Spring has officially sprung for State Board members! This past month, the members of the Board participated in and attended enlightening and fascinating events around the District. Ashley (At-Large) read to students at Cedar Tree Academy as part of the Read Across DC Campaign. I had such a fun timeContinue reading “State Board in the Community: April 2018”

State Board in the Community: April 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow While the weather has been stubbornly cold, the cherry blossoms are due to hit peak bloom by this coming weekend. Spring will spring soon! Throughout the month of March, State Board members have been active in the community and continue to be a voice for education in the District. RuthContinue reading “State Board in the Community: April 2018”

State Board in the Community: February 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow at the beginning of the month, and six more weeks of winter were predicted, the SBOE Board members have been active in attending many events across the District during the month of February. Joe (Ward 6), Laura (Ward 1), and Markus (Ward 8)Continue reading “State Board in the Community: February 2018”

State Board in the Community: January 2018

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow In December 2017 and early January 2018, the Board members attended a variety of events around the DC community, interacting with students and parents alike. Many Board members took tours of schools during December and January, witnessing teachers and students in action firsthand. • Ashley Carter (At-Large) visited Duke EllingtonContinue reading “State Board in the Community: January 2018”

New SBOE Leadership for 2018

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist At this month’s public meeting, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) elected Ms. Karen Williams of Ward 7 as President and Mr. Jack Jacobson of Ward 2 as Vice President. Both members served in these roles during 2017 and both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience toContinue reading “New SBOE Leadership for 2018”

Community Engagement at EdFest 2017

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Rain, sleet and snow did not stop the SBOE from heading to EdFEST17 on Saturday, December 9th! Members from the State Board and the Office of the Ombudsman and Student Advocate joined a number of DC public schools and public charter schools to showcase the city’s public school optionsContinue reading “Community Engagement at EdFest 2017”

SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives

By: Paul Negron, Communications & Public Engagement Late last month, the State Board of Education proudly held swearing-in ceremonies for its two new student representatives, Tallya Rhodes (HD Woodson HS, Ward 7) and Tatiana Robinson (Ballou HS, Ward 8). State Board President Karen Williams was joined by Ashley Carter (At-Large) and Markus Batchelor (Ward 8)Continue reading “SBOE Welcomes New Student Representatives”

Parents Empowered in Ward 7

By: Marcia Bailey, Policy Intern On Saturday, May 6, several community members from Ward 7 participated in the most recent Parent Empowerment Kickoff Series held by DC State Board of Education President and Ward 7 representative, Karen Williams and DC Student Advocate, Faith Gibson Hubbard. As overseer of DC’s Ward 7, DC State Board memberContinue reading “Parents Empowered in Ward 7”