February 16, 2019

On February 12, 2019, Representative Batchelor appeared before a joint hearing of the DC Council's Committee of the Whole and Education Committee to discuss Ward 8's hopes and vision for the next Chancellor of DC Public Schools. The Council is preparing to consider the...

December 10, 2018

Representative Batchelor expresses support for a common system of accessible school information; Urges families to more fully assess indicators of school quality

This morning, the MySchoolDC lottery application opened for families to begin making their school choices...

December 4, 2018

Yesterday, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Indianapolis schools superintendent, Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, as her nominee to be the next Chancellor of DC Public Schools. If confirmed, Dr. Ferebee would be DCPS’ fifth leader since 2016.

DC Public School students and families in...

October 16, 2018

Through an online survey and a town hall meeting conducted on October 4, 2018, DC State Board of Education Representative Markus Batchelor and the Ward 8 Education Council solicited feedback from students, teachers, families, staff, administrators, youth service provid...

May 31, 2018

This month, the State Board unanimously adopted the recommendations of its High School Graduation Requirements Task Force. The Board approved a resolution which sent the recommendations to OSSE for consideration. OSSE will review the recommendations expressed in the re...

March 8, 2018

District of Columbia State Board of Education Representative Markus Batchelor released the following statement today: 

Today, the Chairman of the DC Council's Committee on Education announced that the committee

will forgo the opportunity to have a hearing on the circumst...

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Ward 8 State Board of Education Representative Markus Batchelor issued to following

statement today: 

"Yesterday evening, Mayor Bowser requested and accepted the resignation of DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson after revelations surfaced on Frid...

January 29, 2018

This morning, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education released the results of an audit investigating violations of graduation and attendance policies across DC Public Schools.

I join our community in expressing extreme disappointment and outrage at the findi...

December 29, 2017

Next year will mark a quarter-century since my premature birth in Congress Heights. My mother, Florine, as with so many expecting mothers who lived east of the Anacostia River in the 1990s, traveled the short distance to Greater Southeast Community Hospital, now known...

August 3, 2017

We are nearing the beginning of the next school year, with a new Chancellor of DC Public Schools and weeks away from the release of a new 5-year strategic plan (informed by your feedback earlier this year). After 10 years of education reform, we have much to be proud o...

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VIDEO: Markus Discusses Ward 8's Vision at DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing

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