Castle on the Hill- Our Visit to Cardozo Education Campus

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Last week, Cardozo High School Assistant Principal Matthew Kennedy and his leadership team welcomed State Board members Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3 / President), Ashley MacLeay (At-Large), Emily Gasoi (Ward 1), and some of my SBOE staff colleagues for a school tour and lively education policy discussion at one ofContinue reading “Castle on the Hill- Our Visit to Cardozo Education Campus”

Langley Elementary Touts Conscious Discipline

Langley Elementary School Principal Vanessa Drumm-Canepa and PTSA President Christina Svolopoulos Robbins welcomed State Board members Ruth Wattenberg, Ashley MacLeay, Jessica Sutter, and some of my SBOE staff colleagues to tour their school.

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”

Center City Shaw – Character / Excellence / Service

By: Matt Repka, Policy Analyst Last month, State Board members met with teachers and administrators at Center City Public Charter Schools’ Shaw campus to visit classes and discuss their school. Principal Alicia McCloud, assistant principals Natasha Taylor and Rashaida Melvin, and managing director Demetrial Gartrell welcomed Board Members Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3) and Joe WeedonContinue reading “Center City Shaw – Character / Excellence / Service”

SBOE at School Without Walls

By: Paul Negron, Public Affairs Specialist Last month, Principal Richard Trogisch and his team welcomed SBOE members Ruth Wattenberg, Joe Weedon, and some of my SBOE staff colleagues to tour the beautiful School Without Walls campus. “Walls,” as the school is affectionately known, is the only DC Public Schools high school located in Ward 2Continue reading “SBOE at School Without Walls”

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”

Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right

By: Maria Salciccioli, Senior Policy Analyst On May 15, Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3 Representative) and I attended Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right. The event was sponsored by The Century Foundation (TCF) and hosted at the Newseum. The morning opened with the release of a new research report, National Snapshot of Charter Schools’ IntegrationContinue reading “Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right”

SBOE Stops By Seaton Stingers

By: Kit Faiella, Policy Fellow On April 19, State Board of Education members Ruth Wattenberg (Ward 3), Joe Weedon (Ward 6), and staff members from SBOE and the Ombudsman’s office visited Seaton Elementary School, located a few blocks northeast of Logan Circle in Shaw. An enthusiastic and multicultural school, the Stingers are a very diverseContinue reading “SBOE Stops By Seaton Stingers”

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”

NAEP Results Are In

By: Abby Ragan, Policy Fellow On April 10th, practitioners, scholars, researchers, and advocates, including members of SBOE staff and Representative Wattenberg, gathered together to celebrate the release of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results, known as the Nation’s Report Card. The biennial assessment is considered one of the most reliable measures ofContinue reading “NAEP Results Are In”