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”

Sara Moore Kerai Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Testimony of Sara Moore Kerai DC State Board of Education Hearing March 15, 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Sara Moore Kerai and I am a parent of a pre- K 3 child at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. I care deeply about the quality of my children’s education andContinue reading “Sara Moore Kerai Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

TESTIMONY OF DANICA PETROSHIUS DC State Board of Education Hearing March 15, 2017 dpetroshius@yahoo.com Thank you for the opportunity to testify. I’m Danica Petroshius, parent of two at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. Based on the conversation at your meeting yesterday I viewed via Periscope, it appears that there is State Board support for theContinue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Valerie Jablow Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Jablow Testimony SBOE OSSE’s ESSA Draft Proposal 3/15/2017 Dear members of DC’s state board of education, I am Valerie Jablow, a DCPS parent. I am sending you all this via email because it is the only way I can get timely feedback to you on OSSE’s response to your recommendations on ESSA. I urge youContinue reading “Valerie Jablow Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

State Board of EducationMarch 15, 2017 Public Hearing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures Testimony of Suzanne Wells Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Parent of a 6th grader at Eliot-Hine Middle School Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening on the Office of the State Superintendent’s (OSSE) School Accountability Measures/StateContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Karla Reid-Witt Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Karla  Reid-Witt SBOE Testimony Regarding DC ESSA Accountability Plan March 15, 2017 I fully support all of the SBOE recommendations regarding DC’s ESSA Accountability Plan. I have three kids.  The first and the last are 8 years apart.  My youngest is now a 9th grader.  My middle child is a 12th grader.  My oldest isContinue reading “Karla Reid-Witt Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

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

DC State Board of Education Public Board Meeting March 15, 2017 Andrea Tucker, Parent and Ward 8 Resident 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 of DC, ward 8 resident, and a parent ofContinue reading “Andrea Tucker Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

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

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

Is OSSE’s ESSA draft proposal reflective of your input?

The Every Student Achieves Act of 2016 (ESSA) eliminates the almost exclusive focus on test scores to rank schools, which was the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. ESSA allows DC to select more meaningful measures of school success. If you care about what educational standards DC’s public schools will beContinue reading “Is OSSE’s ESSA draft proposal reflective of your input?”