The Takeaway | SBOE Education Updates

The Takeaway | Education Updates

September 12, 2017


2017 State Board

Karen Williams
President, Ward 7
Jack Jacobson 
Vice President, Ward 2
Ashley Carter
Laura Wilson Phelan
Ward 1
Ruth Wattenberg
Ward 3
Lannette Woodruff
Ward 4
Mark Jones
Ward 5
Joe Weedon
Ward 6
Markus Batchelor
Ward 8


Next Meeting Wednesday, September 13th

On Wednesday, August 30th, the High School Graduation Requirements Task Force held its second meeting, with the goal of diving deeper into what some of the problems may be with our current requirements. We hosted a panel of both task force members and members of the public representing students, education leaders, university leaders and workforce developers. Lively discussion ensued around some of the hurdles facing our students as they matriculate through and graduate from high school and venture into college and/or career. 

Check out the meeting materials below:

Meeting Minutes | Discussion Readings | Presentation Slides | Watch the Replay

Make your voice heard! Have feedback that you’d like the task force to consider? Join our Facebook discussion group or engage on Twitter by using #DCGradReqs. Find information on the task force, its members and view meeting materials at

The next #DCGradReqs meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

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Next Meeting Tuesday, October 3rd

Our new SBOE ESSA Task Force has hit the ground running with two meetings in the books!

First Meeting - August 22, 2017

The 29 members of the task force began their important work of devising education policy recommendations related to the District’s implementation of ESSA. Representatives from DC Public Schools (DCPS), the DC Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB), LearnDC, My School DC, and GreatSchools made presentations on the existing school report cards in the district.

Minutes | Presentation Slides | Watch the Replay

Second Meeting - Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the DCPCSB made presentations on ESSA reporting requirements, the School Transparency and Reporting System (STAR) framework, and District equity reports.

Minutes - Coming Soon | Presentation Materials | Watch the Replay 

The next task force meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Meetings will continue on a monthly basis for the duration of the members’ two-year commitment. 

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Lannette at Coolidge
Dr. Lannette Woodruff and education leaders celebrating new health sciences academy at Coolidge HS

HS Grad Mtg 2
2017 DCGradReqs Task Force

2017 ESSA Task Force