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Report Card Update at SBOE #ESSA Task Force Meeting

Thursday, January 4, 2018
School leaders to explore school climate strategies

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its fifth Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1117 at 441 4th Street NW. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) will share progress to date on forming a report card that balances federally mandated data and parent needs. A panel of school leaders, moderated by task force member and Head of School at the Inspired Teaching School, Deborah Dantzler Williams, will then explore best practices for creating a positive school climate and school leadership strategies that have led to student success.

All task force meetings are open to the public. However, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate during task force sessions. District residents may stay involved and provide input throughout this process in a variety of ways. Individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony or information for consideration by the task force by emailing [email protected]. The task force meeting will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person.

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the executive branch of the Government of the District of Columbia that works to advise the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), which is the District’s state education agency. The Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, in addition to two student representatives. While OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding, the Board approves education policies, sets academic standards, and determines teacher qualifications. The State Board views its role in the achievement of this mission as one of shared responsibility, whereby it engages families, students, educators, community members, elected officials and business leaders to play a vital role in preparing every child for college and/or career success. More information about the SBOE can be found at