W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 pm.  The following will be on our agenda: Kathy Patterson, DC Auditor, and Erin Roth, Director of Education Research for the Office of the DC Auditor, will discuss the recently released report, Measuring What Matters:  More and Better DataContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm”

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”

CancelPARCC update and the state of student level data in DC

Dear DC School Community Members, Last week, DC Public Schools communicated to school leaders to pause PARCC planning this year, pending the Office of State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) request for a waiver. This is great news, as it relieves principals, teachers and staff from the burden of planning logistics. We’re curious as to whether other LEAs orContinue reading “CancelPARCC update and the state of student level data in DC”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Members, W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 pm.  Paul Kihn, the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME), will join us to discuss the recovery planning being done by his office.  This will be an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas around school reopening, virtual learning, acceleratingContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm”

Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021

Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, a parent of two students at School Without Walls High School, president of the school’s Home and School Association, secretary of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, and treasurer of the Ward 2 Education Council.  A lot has gone wrong this year, but I want to focusContinue reading “Sandra Moscoso Testimony – Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies – March 9, 2021”

Good News! OSSE to Seek PARCC Waiver This Year!

Dear DC School Community, We have great news! Today, Interim Superintendent Shana Young – head of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) – sent a letter to DC local education agency (LEA) leaders, letting them know that OSSE will seek a PARCC waiver! Below is an excerpt from the letter: “We are writing toContinue reading “Good News! OSSE to Seek PARCC Waiver This Year!”

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”

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”