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”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019 Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, 215 G St. NE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Theodora Brown & Raenelle Zapata (Ward 5 Council on Education) and Eboni-Rose Thompson (Ward 7 Education Council) – Ward Council priorities and how we can better support each other Ward 5 We are back! And excited about it!! Please joinContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 1445 C Street, SE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. At-Risk Funding Overview – Betsy Wolf, Amidon-Bowen parent [See presentation] Inequity in school funding in DCPS DCPS funds look like they are equitably allocated across schools in that schools serving greater % at-risk get more funds. But schools serving greater % at-risk alsoContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 2018 and January 2019

Miner Elementary School – 601 15th Street, NE January 15, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   2019 Performance Oversight and Budget Hearings, Laura Marks and Anne Phelps Budget Presentation. See presentation. Important to make priorities heard by Mayor before it is transmitted to Council (March 20), as agencies are formulating their budget now. Citizen prioritiesContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 2018 and January 2019”

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”