Big Hairy Audacious Goals at Jefferson Academy

By: Abby Ragan, Policy Fellow Earlier this month, SBOE representatives Ashley Carter and Ruth Wattenberg joined SBOE staff in a visit to Jefferson Academy (JA), a DCPS community middle school located in Ward 6. The environment at Jefferson Academy during the SBOE visit was warm and welcoming from the moment we entered the building. EveryoneContinue reading “Big Hairy Audacious Goals at Jefferson Academy”

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”

SBOE Visit to DCI School

By: Abby Ragan, Policy Fellow Earlier this week, Ward 3 representative Ruth Wattenberg, Ward 4 representative Lannette Woodruff and SBOE staff visited the new campus of DC International School. The group was welcomed by Principal Simon Rodberg and taken on tours of the building by pairs of student ambassadors. The SBOE team was able toContinue reading “SBOE Visit to DCI School”

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”

State Board in the Community: October 2017

By: Alexandria Smith, Communication Fellow In addition to our #DCGradReqs meeting this past week, SBOE members were out in full force at community events around the District! RUTH WATTENBERG Ward 3 Representative, Ruth Wattenberg, was a guest speaker at a Wilson High School Parent Teacher Student Organization meeting on school report cards. @Ruth4Schools guest speakingContinue reading “State Board in the Community: October 2017”