Wishing Sedgefield Elementary School an amazing school year. We were able to greet the students for the first day of school! We look forward to continuing to partner with you toward every student’s success!
It’s our Birthday and today we turn 1 year old! We wanted to share some reflections with you to celebrate. Happy Birthday VA BLOC! From Marcia: It is my absolute pleasure to be the director of such an awesome team. Everyday, I see you. I see you giving your all, creating, building, exploring, empowering, […]
Cameron and Melissa would like to thank all of those who attended our brainstorming meeting for the Virginia Board of Education. Thanks to your great ideas and comments Melissa was able to present a very thoughtful statement to the board at the hearing last week. We are confident that they will take these comments, and all others, into consideration, and hopefully, action. We would also like to recognize Education Advocate, LaKyta Williamson Greene for attending the hearing and addressing the board with her important comments regarding mindfulness, therapeutic day treatment, suspension alternatives, and more.
If you were not able to attend the meeting but would like to provide your feedback on suspension alternatives, accreditation standards, and graduation requirements you can email the board at ESSA@doe.virginia.gov.
Earlier this summer the VA BLOC team had the tremendous honor and pleasure to work with students at Hampton University’s – A+ Summer Residential Program. This program is hosted by the Freddye T. Davy. Honors College of which Dr. Sabin Duncan serves as Director. Each summer their program hosts youth ages 13-17 from across the country […]
Thank you to all who came to our Criminal Justice Reform Group meeting last week, on July 25, 2017. There’s no problem if you couldn’t make it. Here’s what we discussed:
*Ways to educate the community about civics and the role of government in relation to Criminal Justice Reform
*How we will target legislation in hopes of changing systematic disenfranchisement through policies
*How important the November 7, 2017 election is to Criminal Justice Reform
In addition, we also got our hands dirty by counting, sorting, and entering books collected from the book drive. Be sure to look for other opportunities to volunteer by counting, sorting, and entering books collected from the #GiftofReading book drive. There will also be another Criminal Justice Reform Group meeting in August. Time, Date, Location to be announced.
For more information, contact Darius at DSwift@va-bloc.org
LOCATION CHANGE! The July 31st joint meeting with the Education Advocates and Mental Health Group has been moved to Jim’s Local Market. Please continue to spread the word. We look forward to hearing your ideas about the direction of education in our state in preparation to share them with the Virginia Board of Education. Contact Cameron to RSVP or if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org