The Ward 4 Education Alliance brings together Ward 4 parents, students, educators, and community members to share information and advocate for continued improvement in the quality of education in Ward 4 DCPS schools. (Formerly ForWard4)
February Meeting on Every Student Succeeds Act
This the testimony submitted by Ward 4
Re: Every Student Succeeds Act
Date; March 3, 2017
We are pleased to offer input on the Accountability system that will be used for all public schools in DC with the Every Student Succeeds Act. We believe it is an opportunity to encourage and support improvement for all schools and students in a fair and transparent way. We appreciate that under ESSA states can use multiple measures taking the extreme weight off of one test and two subjects.
While we feel the current draft provides a start in looking at the measures of accountability, it is our hope that you will make some changes before submitting it. Following are the areas we are most concerned with:
We want our schools to be held accountable for far more than how their students perform on a test.
Coolidge Community Cabinet
MacFarland Middle School AP-Principal chosen
Modernization Planning for Coolidge HS underway
Visit this website https://dcpsplanning.wordpress.com/category/coolidge/ to get updates on the Coolidge planning