W6PSPO & Friends Support of OSSE PARCC Waiver Request

Acting Superintendent Young,  We (parents, educators and community members) strongly support the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)’s request for a systemwide PARCC reading and math assessment waiver this spring 2021, and we agree with the request to suspend the calculating of new STAR ratings for SY 2020/2021. Between February 12 andContinue reading “W6PSPO & Friends Support of OSSE PARCC Waiver Request”

For Action: OSSE PARCC Waiver Requests are Open for Public Comment Through April 2, 2021

Good news! You can review OSSE’s requests for one-year waivers for PARCC testing HERE and provide comment via email to osse.assessment@dc.gov by April 2, 2021. It’s worth noting in the Statewide Assessment Waiver Request, OSSE proposes to: “Collect and share information transparently with the public on local interim assessments as well as a spectrum of previouslyContinue reading “For Action: OSSE PARCC Waiver Requests are Open for Public Comment Through April 2, 2021”

SURVEY: 2020 DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director – Due Feb 5

The next Executive Director of the DC Public Charter School Board will deeply affect the lives of thousands of DC children and families and hundreds of educators in communities across the city. It is a complex, difficult, and important job. We all want an experienced and well-qualified person with the right combination of talent andContinue reading “SURVEY: 2020 DC Public Charter School Board Executive Director – Due Feb 5”

Transparency in Public Schools with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on May 21 – 6:30pm at Brent ES

Please join our May 21 meeting, 6:30pm at Brent Elementary. Councilmember Charles Allen,  LaJoy Johnson-Law (with Advocates for Justice & Education http://www.aje-dc.org) will discuss the Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 that was introduced by Councilmember Allen. Come early to hear from CM Allen and stay for and open discussion on how we can achieve muchContinue reading “Transparency in Public Schools with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on May 21 – 6:30pm at Brent ES”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 19, 2017

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Watkins Elementary School September 19, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   Implementation of the OSSE State Plan, Shana Young, Chief of Staff, OSSE The DC state plan (also called the ESSA plan) details the accountability and support system for all public schools in DC. As a part ofContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 19, 2017”

Andrea Tucker – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15, 2017

Testimony of Andrea Tucker Parent and Ward 8 Resident DC State Board of Education Public Board Meeting  on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures, March 15, 2017  Good Evening Members of the State Board of Education and thank you for allowing me to testify   here today. My name is Andrea Tucker. I am a native ofContinue reading “Andrea Tucker – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15, 2017”

Erin Thesing – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15, 2017

Testimony of Erin Thesing Fifth Grade Teacher at Maury Elementary School & Ward 1 Community Member State Board of Education Public Hearing on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures, March 15, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening. I have taught in a range of elementary schools–a no-excuses turnaround charter school, a project-based learning charterContinue reading “Erin Thesing – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15, 2017”