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State Board to Hear from National Experts on School and Student Success

Friday, June 10, 2016
Washington, DC - The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will hold its monthly public meeting on June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm. Please note that the location of this meeting has changed. It will be held in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. 
The SBOE will vote on a report from its Student Advisory Committee (SAC), chaired by its 2015-2016 Student Representatives, Brian Contreras (School Without Walls) and Destinee Whittington (Richard Wright PCS). The SAC is composed of high school students from across the District who met throughout the school year to develop recommendations that will be presented to the State Board. Their report can be found here. The application process for the SY2016-2017 Student Representatives and Student Advisory Council is now open. More information can be found at
The SBOE will also hear from four national education policy experts who will provide their perspective on potential accountability measures for schools that go beyond just test scores. The State Board is currently working with the Office of the State Superintendent to develop and approve a new statewide accountability system that will ensure that our schools develop successful students. 
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 provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting and bring fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting and are encouraged to submit one (1) electronic copy in advance.
The agenda of the meeting is below. Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified or updated without notice. Additional materials for the meeting can be found here
I. Call to Order  
II. Announcement of a Quorum 
III. Approval of the Agenda
IV. Approval of the Minutes
V. Comments from the President of the D.C. State Board of Education
VI. Comments from the State Superintendent of Education 
VII. Public Comments 
IX. Student Advisory Committee Report (VOTE) 
X. ESSA: School Quality and Student Success 
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