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SBOE Announces Next #DCGradReqs Meeting

Friday, October 20, 2017
Members To Report Out On Group Working Sessions

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its next High School Graduation Requirements Task Force meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6 pm in Room 1114 at 441 4th Street NW. During this meeting, task force members will report out on the outcomes of group working sessions conducted over the past week that examined what graduating with a high school diploma should mean for every student and how to best prepare students for college, career, and civically engaged lives. In addition, members will examine how our high school graduation requirements can better serve as a catalyst for the opportunities local education agencies and schools need to better prepare students for life after high school. 

This task force marks an historic citywide effort to review, analyze and, as necessary, make thoughtful, implementable recommendations to adjust DC’s high school graduation requirements for all DCPS and public charter school students. Under the leadership of Ward 1 representative Laura Wilson Phelan and Ward 8 representative Markus Batchelor, the 26 members of the task force will meet twice a month to conduct this important work. Reflecting the geographic proportion of our school-aged population, half of the task force members live or work East of the Anacostia River.

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] or by filling out this online form. Members of the public can also request to join our discussion group here to share input regarding the work of the task force.

For the latest updates on the work of the task force, please visit