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September 26, 2017

#DCGradReqs Task Force Update

Next Meeting Wednesday, September 27th


Members held their third meeting on Wednesday, September 13th. In case you missed our #FacebookLive broadcast, watch the replay of the meeting here and read the minutes here.

Key Takeaways

  • Task force members worked to find a common understanding of the District’s high school graduation requirements, discussing how they impact students’ post-secondary success
  • A lively discussion ensued, generating a list of 20 questions members would like to ask high school students
  • A universal 4-6 question protocol will be used in all student focus groups, which will occur around the District before the next task force meeting
  • During these focus groups, students will share their unique feedback on how the current requirements impact them and provide suggestions for improvement 

Make your voice heard! Have feedback that you’d like the task force to consider? Join our Facebook discussion group or engage on social media 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 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

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#ESSA Task Force Update

Next Meeting Tuesday, October 3rd


Our new SBOE Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force has hit the ground running! On September 5th, representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) made presentations on ESSA reporting requirements, the School Transparency and Reporting System (STAR) framework, and District equity reports.

Minutes | 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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State Board in the Community

Lannette at Coolidge
Lannette Woodruff (Ward 4) spoke at the opening of the new Health Sciences Academy at Coolidge Senior High School on September 1st

joe at maury
Joe Weedon (Ward 6) attended Maury Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association meeting on September 14th

MB at hart
Markus Batchelor (Ward 8) attended the Hart Middle School Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 16th