Washington, DC - On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its next Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Task Force meeting at 6 pm in Room 1117 at 441 4th St NW. Representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will provide an update to task force members on the design of the new school report card. Task force members will also learn more about the recently held Family Engagement Summit in Baltimore, MD, and break out into committee work related to leadership, academic rigor, school resources and funding equity, and school climate.
A team spearheaded by ESSA Task Force Chair Dr. Lannette Woodruff attended the U.S. Department of Education's Family Engagement Summit in Baltimore, MD last month. The Summit convened teachers, family members, and other school and community stakeholders to share best practices and action plans to benefit students and schools. The Summit was application only, and SBOE was chosen for submitting a proposal that outlined ways to amplify parent power and inform families in Wards 7 & 8 about the ESSA plan and the new school report card. Task Force member Maya Martin, Executive Director for Parents Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE), served on the Summit team alongside Sharona Robinson, Community Action Team Coordinator Wards 7 & 8 for DC Public Schools, Melissa Bryant, Director of Culture at DC Scholars, and Cassi Zeledon, Kindergarten Individualized Learning Specialist, for Rocketship Public Charter School.
The public is welcome to attend all task force meetings. 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.
For the latest updates on the work of the task force, please visit sboe.dc.gov/essa.