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SBOE to Discuss Research Report at Working Session

Friday, September 28, 2018
OSSE to give update on ESSA progress

Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its regular monthly working session on Wednesday, October 3 at 5 pm in Room 1114 at 441 Fourth St. NW. At the working session, State Board members will discuss a research report commissioned by the State Board and hear an update from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on the progress of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation. The working session will be streamed live via Periscope for those community members who are unable to attend in person.

In May 2018, SBOE contracted with local education researcher and data analyst Mary Levy to produce a report on District students and schools. Ms. Levy will join the working session to talk about her findings and methodology in completing the report. Additionally, representatives from OSSE will share progress to date on implementing ESSA for DC public schools and public charter schools.

While working sessions are open to the public, individuals and representatives of organizations are not permitted to speak or participate. However, individuals and representatives of organizations may submit written testimony for consideration by the State Board. Written testimony must be submitted by email at [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

The draft agenda for the working session 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.   Research Report
IV.   ESSA Implementation
V.    Committee Updates
VI.   Other Discussion
VII.  Executive Director’s Report
VIII. Adjournment

Please note that the upcoming October SBOE public meeting will be held on the fourth Wednesday of the month - October 24, 2018. This is a change from the regularly scheduled third Wednesday of every month. Additionally, the meeting will be held at 5:30 pm in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW due to the upcoming election.

About the SBOE

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the Government of the District of Columbia that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District’s state education agency. The State Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, and two appointed student representatives. The State Board approves statewide education policies and sets academic standards, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. More information about the SBOE can be found at sboe.dc.gov.