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Deeper Learning on State Board Agenda for Public Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Deeper Learning on State Board Agenda for Public Meeting Expert Panel to Provide Update on Current Research

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The SBOE welcomes representatives from the National Association of State Boards of Education, American Youth Policy Forum, and the Alliance for Excellent Education to provide an overview of deeper learning and how it may apply to the Board’s future work. These representatives will speak to deeper learning as educational strategies that develop students’ abilities to master academic content, think critically and solve complex problems, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and learn how to learn. At this month’s public meeting, a panel of experts will present background and research on the benefits of integrating deeper learning with social and emotional learning in a more holistic way.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at a public meeting are asked to notify Board staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at [email protected]. Individuals should furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and should submit one (1) electronic copy of their testimony in advance for the permanent record.

The draft agenda of the meeting is below. Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice.

I.     Call to Order
II.    Announcement of a Quorum
III.   Approval of the Agenda
IV.   Approval of Minutes
V.    Comments from the President of the DC State Board of Education
VI.   Comments from the State Superintendent of Education
VII.  Public Comment
VIII. Fiscal Year 2018 Budget (VOTE)
XI.   Fiscal Year 2019 Need for Appropriations (VOTE)
X.    Deeper Learning Panel
XI.   Adjournment

The State Board of Education provides policy leadership, support, advocacy, and oversight of public education to ensure that every student is valued and learns the skills and knowledge necessary to become informed, competent, and contributing global citizens. More information about the SBOE can be found at