“The Best Team in District Government” – Matt’s Top 5 Moments at the State Board

I first started at the State Board in late 2017. Since then, I’ve been on staff for 28 working sessions, 27 task force meetings, 26 public meetings, three performance oversight hearings, two budget oversight hearings, and one public forum on teacher retention. Throughout this time, the State Board has continued to develop as an institution,Continue reading ““The Best Team in District Government” – Matt’s Top 5 Moments at the State Board”

SBOE #EdPolicy Roundup: October 2019

By Sarah Arrington, Policy Fellow This month, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) continues its efforts to make education research and policy concepts accessible to all stakeholders in our communities. The October 2019 #EdPolicy Research Roundup features two reports: one from the D.C. Policy Center discussing the need for increased access to high quality schools for at-riskContinue reading “SBOE #EdPolicy Roundup: October 2019”

Teacher and Principal Retention

By: Alexander Jue, Policy Analyst Teachers are the foundation of a quality education, and they are vital to the success of our students and our schools. The goals of excellence and equity in education in the District of Columbia cannot be achieved without a thriving, highly effective teacher workforce. In May 2018, SBOE contracted withContinue reading “Teacher and Principal Retention”

Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser welcomed back DC Public Schools (DCPS) teachers for School Year 2017-2018 with a huge announcement. DCPS teachers are finally close to getting a new contract. At Bunker Hill Elementary School in Ward 5 with several education leaders at her side, Mayor Bowser unveiled a new teacher contract proposal that, if approved,Continue reading “Proposed: New DCPS Teacher Contract”