Two candidates are vying for an open seat on the D.C. State Board of Education in Ward 6. Monica Warren-Jones, who was elected in 2010, is not seeking reelection.
The board’s main function is to set policies around graduation requirements and academic standards. It no longer plays a role in decisions about school system facilities, operations and budget, because the D.C. Council established mayoral control over the schools in 2007. But many of the candidates also view the position as an opportunity to advocate for school issues in their part of the city. Here are the Ward 6 candidates. Their responses are based on interviews, correspondence and campaign materials… Read the Washington Post article in its entirety >>