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DC GOP Elephant Mugs make great gifts this holiday season

These beautiful hand painted ceramic elephant mugs contain the seal of the DC Republican Party. The handle is in the form of an elephant’s head and is a fantastic conversation piece for adults and …
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March 25, 2014

To benefit Tubman ES I'm in the dunk tank this Saturday (10/5) at noon as part of the 11th ST Neighborhood Festival http://meridianpint.com/conte…/11th-st-neighborhood-festival

Join Meridian Pint and your Columbia Heights neighbors for a family friendly festival on 11th street, between Monroe St and Park Rd. Celebrate the arrival of fall with a street festival geared towards family and community. There will be a beer garden with authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest beer and seas...
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DC Public Schools Beautification Day 2013 is on Saturday, August 24th. I'll be at Tubman ES this year for my 6th-in-a-row Beautification Day. Sign up to volunteer at schools across the District today at http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/beautificationday

This annual event was established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school.
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DC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PROPOSED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) will hold a public meeting to select Board leadership for the 2013 calendar year as well as receive comments on the proposed high school graduation requirements released on December 19, 2012.

This meeting will be the conclusion of a public comment period on the proposed graduation requirements. The prop...osed high school graduation requirements are available on the DCSBOE website at www.sboe.dc.gov. Comments may also be submitted for review by the Board at sboe@dc.gov.

This meeting will also feature a presentation from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education on revised Early Learning Standards that align the standards with the Common Core State Standards.

The DCSBOE will also commemorate the two-year anniversary of the passing of former Board member William Lockridge.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify DCSBOE staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at sboe@dc.gov and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also 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 meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.

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The DC State Board of Education was established on June 12, 2007, as part of the “District of Columbia Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007.” Please see the DC State Board of Education's By-laws [PDF] for a full description of all responsibilities. The Board consists of nine elected members...
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DC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PROPOSED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) will hold a public meeting to select Board leadership for the 2013 calendar year as well as receive comments on the proposed high school graduation requirements released on December 19, 2012.

This meeting will be the conclusion of a public comment period on the proposed graduation requirements. The prop...osed high school graduation requirements are available on the DCSBOE website at www.sboe.dc.gov. Comments may also be submitted for review by the Board at sboe@dc.gov.

This meeting will also feature a presentation from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education on revised Early Learning Standards that align the standards with the Common Core State Standards.

The DCSBOE will also commemorate the two-year anniversary of the passing of former Board member William Lockridge.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 441 4th Street NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify DCSBOE staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at sboe@dc.gov and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also 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 meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.

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The DC State Board of Education was established on June 12, 2007, as part of the “District of Columbia Public Education Reform Amendment Act of 2007.” Please see the DC State Board of Education's By-laws [PDF] for a full description of all responsibilities. The Board consists of nine elected members...
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The next Public Meeting of the DC State Board of Education is scheduled for January 23, 2013, at 5:30 in the Old Council Chambers at 441 4th ST NW #DCSBOE

Press Release: DC State Board Expresses Sadness, Urges Conversation Regarding Tragedy in Newtown, CT
District of Columbia sent this bulletin at 12/17/2012 06:06 PM EST

For Immediate Release: December 18 2012

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Contact: Jesse B Rauch, Executive Director, 202-741-0884

DC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION EXPRESSES SADNESS ABOUT TRAGEDY IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT, URGES CONVERSATION

Washington, DC –The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) joins the nation in expressing our sadness and shock at the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.

As a community, we have a duty to work together to prevent this from happening again. At a prayer vigil, President Barack Obama stated, “Caring for our children is our first task. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right.”

We steadfastly affirm this statement. As the DC State Board of Education, we are committed to being a voice for our principals, teachers, parents and students and we will do whatever we can to keep the focus on our children’s safety.

As we go about our official duties, the DC State Board of Education will continue to support improvements to the safety of our schools – so that we can ensure that our schools continue to be safe, healthy places of learning.

This is a time for all of us to come together to hug our children, cherish them – and remind ourselves that as a community, we have work to do to ensure all of our children are safe and successful.

While most children and youth will cope well with the support and caring of their families, teachers, friends, and other caring adults, some young children may have particular difficulty understanding and describing their feelings and emotions. If you find yourself speaking to a child about this tragedy, we urge you to visit the National Association of School Psychologists’ website where they have produced resources for talking with children about the activities in Newtown, CT. You can review them at http://www.nasponline.org/.

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National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 657-0270 | Toll Free: (866) 331-NASP | Fax: (301) 657-0275 | TTY: (301) 657-4155
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DCPS Proposed Consolidations and Reorganization: http://dcps.dc.gov/…/DCPS+Proposed+Consolidations+and+Reorg…

To reach the goals that we have laid out inA Capital Commitment, DCPS must use all of our resources wisely – every dollar, every building, and every minute of instructional time.
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Testimony I delivered today on DC Budget Autonomy #DCVote #DCGOP
Testimony on Bill 19-993
"Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012"
Committee of the Whole

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The October DC State Board of Education meeting is this Wednesday (10/24/12) at 6:00 PM in the Wilson Building - 1350 PA Ave NW Rm 412. Location change due to early voting in the Old Council Chambers #DCSBOE

The next public meeting of the DC State Board of Education is on Thursday, Sept 27, at 5:30 #DCSBOE

Join us at 5:15 tonight at CentroNia for the Ward 1 Community Conversation on Quality Education http://dcward1.eventbrite.com/ #DCSBOE

JOIN US TO DISCUSS What is being done now to improve school quality in our neighborhood; What still needs to be done to improve our kids’ educational opportunities; and How parents, students, educators, employers and other community leaders in DC can work together to help our children succee...
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The DC State Board of Education #DCSBOE will hold a public meeting on Wed, July 25, at 5:30 to discuss Dual Enrollment programs, National Technology Standards, & to receive a briefing on Proposed Graduation Requirements. All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony. The public meeting will be held at 441 4th Street, NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building.

Individuals who wish to comment at th...e meeting must notify the staff in advance by contacting the Office of the DC State Board of Education by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by e-mail at sboe@dc.gov. Please provide one electronic copy in advance and bring 15 copies to the hearing for the State Board members to view.

The meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.

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Join us for Ward 1 State of the Schools 2012 tonight at the Columbia Heights EC from 5 to 8 #DCSBOE http://dcps.dc.gov/…/Parents+and+Commu…/State+of+the+Schools

Our purpose at DCPS is to ensure that every school provides a world-class education that prepares ALL our students, regardless of background or circumstance, for success in college, career and life.
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