Caryn Ernst Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017

Thank you for holding this hearing and for the opportunity to weigh in on OSSE’s work to develop new school accountability measures under ESSA. OSSE has an important opportunity to shape a stronger accountability and school support system through the new federal ESSA law that will drive what our students learn and how and whereContinue reading “Caryn Ernst Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017”

Helena Smolich Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017

Good afternoon and thank you for hearing my testimony.   I’m Helena Smolich, a parent at CHM@L, and a Ward 6 resident. OSSE is set to submit its new Education Plan to the Department of Education on April 3rd, 2017. The period for public comment and community meetings will close by March 3rd. If meaningfulContinue reading “Helena Smolich Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017

Thank you for holding this important hearing. I’m Danica Petroshius, parent of two at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML), LSAT committee member, and a Ward 6 resident.   As you all know, OSSE has an important opportunity to shape a stronger, more modern accountability and support system through the new federal ESSA law.  Continue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Performance Oversight Hearing. I am going to focus my remarks on the important work OSSE is doing to develop school accountability measures under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA or the Act). The Act provides us aContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – OSSE Performance Oversight – Feb 14, 2017”

This May Be Your LAST CHANCE to give input on DC public school accountability measures!

If you care about what educational standards DC’s public schools will be held accountable to in the future, you have ONLY until February 28, 2017 to make your voice heard! DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) current school accountability proposal sets standardized test scores at 80% of a school’s overall rating, withContinue reading “This May Be Your LAST CHANCE to give input on DC public school accountability measures!”