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?”

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!”

Public Hearing with Mayor, DME, OSSE: FY 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Fiscal Year 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia Monday March 16, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30pm Columbia Heights Education Campus 3101 16th St., NW Washington, DC 20010 Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education, Jennifer Nile, and Acting State Superintendent of Education,Continue reading “Public Hearing with Mayor, DME, OSSE: FY 2016 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia”