Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year

Dear DC School Community Members, We want to thank you for supporting the city-wide effort to cancel PARCC testing this school year, and asking the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to request a waiver from the US Department of Education (USEd). As of today, 1150+ of you have signed representing almost 130 schools fromContinue reading “Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings.  If you don’t already have the meeting link, you can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing

After discussions with parents and teachers, school leaders and community members across the city, Ward 6 parents initiated this petition to cancel PARCC testing for this school year. Please consider signing this petition and sharing with your networks. Sign the petition here. To: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Acting Superintendent Shana Young (Office of the StateContinue reading “For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing”

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”

Caryn Ernst Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Testimony of Caryn Ernst State Board of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures March 15, 2017 Dear SBOE Members, Thank you for developing ten outstanding recommendations for changes to the Every Students Succeeds Act draft accountability plan. Your ten recommended changes are an excellent reflection of the diverse and extensive feedback youContinue reading “Caryn Ernst Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Testimony of Sandra Moscoso State Board of Education Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) March 15, 2017 Good evening SBOE members. Please consider this my ‘Just in Time’ testimony, given OSSE’s March 14 response to SBOE. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of students enrolled in BASIS DC Charter School and Capitol Hill Montessori at LoganContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”