Office of the Student Advocate

Office of the Student Advocate The mission is to support and empower DC residents to achieve equal access to public education through advocacy, outreach, and information services.

Operating as usual

10/09/2020

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉
October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “mental health advocate” everyday! On our IG story we shared a Mental Health Bingo that includes daily mental health strategies you can begin doing today to better manage stress, anxiety, depression and more. Complete the bingo throughout the week and hopefully get others to participate in taking control of their mental health as well. HEAD OVER TO OUR STORY & CHECK IT OUT!
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Follow these three easy steps to be entered into our CONTEST GIVEAWAY and WIN an OSA Swag Bag:

1️⃣ Follow us on IG @dc.advocate

2️⃣ Complete the Mental Health Bingo on our story

3️⃣ Repost & Tag us in your story once you have 5 in a row (page must be public)

🏆THREE WINNERS🏆will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 9th @4pm EST

10/09/2020

How to take advantage of your school’s mental health resources. Tips from our student intern 💚

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “ment...
10/07/2020

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉
October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “mental health advocate” everyday! On our IG story we shared a Mental Health Bingo that includes daily mental health strategies you can begin doing today to better manage stress, anxiety, depression and more. Complete the bingo throughout the week and hopefully get others to participate in taking control of their mental health as well. HEAD OVER TO OUR STORY & CHECK IT OUT!
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Follow these three easy steps to be entered into our CONTEST GIVEAWAY and WIN an OSA Swag Bag:

1️⃣ Follow us on IG @dc.advocate

2️⃣ Complete the Mental Health Bingo on our story

3️⃣ Repost & Tag us in your story once you have 5 in a row (page must be public)

🏆THREE WINNERS🏆will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 9th @4pm EST

10/06/2020

Hey students!

Looking for ways to focus on your mental health while balancing school?

Here’s some tips for how you can focus on mental health during distance learning.

Share and tag a friend!

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “ment...
10/06/2020

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉
October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “mental health advocate” everyday! On our IG story we shared a Mental Health Bingo that includes daily mental health strategies you can begin doing today to better manage stress, anxiety, depression and more. Complete the bingo throughout the week and hopefully get others to participate in taking control of their mental health as well. HEAD OVER TO OUR STORY & CHECK IT OUT!
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Follow these three easy steps to be entered into our CONTEST GIVEAWAY and WIN an OSA Swag Bag:

1️⃣ Follow us on IG @dc.advocate

2️⃣ Complete the Mental Health Bingo on our story

3️⃣ Repost & Tag us in your story once you have 5 in a row (page must be public)

🏆THREE WINNERS🏆will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 9th @4pm EST

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “ment...
10/05/2020

🎉IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!🎉
October 10, 2020 is World Mental Health Day 💚 and we here at OSA encourage you to be your own “mental health advocate” everyday! On our IG story we shared a Mental Health Bingo that includes daily mental health strategies you can begin doing today to better manage stress, anxiety, depression and more. Complete the bingo throughout the week and hopefully get others to participate in taking control of their mental health as well. HEAD OVER TO OUR STORY & CHECK IT OUT!
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Follow these three easy steps to be entered into our CONTEST GIVEAWAY and WIN an OSA Swag Bag:

1️⃣ Follow us on IG @dc.advocate

2️⃣ Complete the Mental Health Bingo on our story

3️⃣ Repost & Tag us in your story once you have 5 in a row (page must be public)

🏆THREE WINNERS🏆will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 9th @4pm EST

Oct 10th is World Mental Health Day.- an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy ag...
10/05/2020

Oct 10th is World Mental Health Day.- an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Join us this week as we share resources and information related to mental health for DC families and students.
#dontmutementalhealth #worldmentalhealthday2020

Repost: @maryscenter This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay , we’re encouraging everyone to #BeThe1To connect, communicate, and...
09/10/2020

Repost: @maryscenter

This #WorldSuicidePreventionDay , we’re encouraging everyone to #BeThe1To connect, communicate, and care. #WSPD20 💛🧡 @800273talk

The Lifeline is available 24/7 if you need someone to talk to. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Parents- join @dbhrecoversdc for their Wellness Wednesday parent series. Contact DBH for more info.
09/09/2020

Parents- join @dbhrecoversdc for their Wellness Wednesday parent series. Contact DBH for more info.

Check out @OSSEDC’s new Special Education Resource Hub for information on what families and students need to know this y...
09/01/2020

Check out @OSSEDC’s new Special Education Resource Hub for information on what families and students need to know this year ➡️ bit.ly/SPEDResourceHub.
Available in multiple languages.

⚠️⚠️⚠️ @dcpublicschools families! Backtoschool.dc.gov is a resource for technical assistance and trouble shooting tips. ...
08/31/2020

⚠️⚠️⚠️ @dcpublicschools families! Backtoschool.dc.gov is a resource for technical assistance and trouble shooting tips. You can also reach the help desk for additional support.

Wishing all families and students a happy first day of school!
08/31/2020

Wishing all families and students a happy first day of school!

Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates! You all have overcome so many obstacles to get to this point! We wish you all...
06/17/2020

Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates! You all have overcome so many obstacles to get to this point! We wish you all the best on your next endeavors!
#classof2020

Join us in collaboration with @dmefordc as we host a week-long series, entitled “Don’t Mute Mental Health”.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣The goa...
05/21/2020

Join us in collaboration with @dmefordc as we host a week-long series, entitled “Don’t Mute Mental Health”.⁣⁣⁣
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The goal of the series is to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness in students, families, and teachers amid-COVID-19. ⁣⁣⁣
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The Instagram Live events will be held on OSA’s Instagram account (@dc.advocate) each day and will include discussions with local and national experts. ⁣⁣⁣
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#DontMuteMentalHealth #DC4Students

Looking for new ways to stay connected, stay active, and stay engaged while maintaining social distancing guidelines? #D...
05/20/2020

Looking for new ways to stay connected, stay active, and stay engaged while maintaining social distancing guidelines?

#DontMuteMentalHealth
#StayConnected #StayActive #StayEngaged @ Washington D.C.

04/13/2020
sboe.dc.gov

Parents, looking for FREE resources to support distance learning? Check this list:https://sboe.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/sboe/Digital%20Spotlights%2047%20%28Final%29.pdf

Learn about how the demographics of a teaching staff can influence the rate of disciplinary action, state standardized a...
03/31/2020
Research | MyTeacherDC

Learn about how the demographics of a teaching staff can influence the rate of disciplinary action, state standardized assessment scores, and high school graduation rates within our schools. #MyTeacherDC #TeacherRepresentationMatters

TEACHER REPRESENTATION MATTERS: WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS The following page is designed to inform you the importance of teacher representation within the classroom. "The gap in achievement across racial and ethnic groups has been a focus of education research for decades, but the disproportionate susp...

Office of the Student Advocate
03/27/2020

Office of the Student Advocate

All students benefit from having diverse teachers in school, but not all schools are able to recruit a representative teaching staff. My Teacher DC is a resource designed to provide District residents with more information that should be considered when selecting a school for their children.

This resource provides families with very specific questions they should ask schools regarding their teachers before making a final enrollment decision. Parents and guardians should be encouraged to use this resource during their My School DC lottery search selection. This resource can be found: https://myteacher.dc.gov

All students benefit from having diverse teachers in school, but not all schools are able to recruit a representative te...
03/27/2020

All students benefit from having diverse teachers in school, but not all schools are able to recruit a representative teaching staff. My Teacher DC is a resource designed to provide District residents with more information that should be considered when selecting a school for their children.

This resource provides families with very specific questions they should ask schools regarding their teachers before making a final enrollment decision. Parents and guardians should be encouraged to use this resource during their My School DC lottery search selection. This resource can be found: https://myteacher.dc.gov

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis.  These 'Safe Spots' are local bu...
02/27/2020

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis. These 'Safe Spots' are local businesses/organizations/agencies that are committed to protecting children in our Anacostia and Congress Heights communities traveling to and from school.

If you know someone who attends school on one of these routes, please familiarize yourself with the local businesses/organizations.

If you know any additional businesses/organizations/who would want to participate, please email: [email protected]

For more information, visit: https://safepassage.dc.gov/page/safe-spots-students-initiative @ Southeast, Washington, D.C.

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis.  These 'Safe Spots' are local bu...
02/27/2020

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis. These 'Safe Spots' are local businesses/organizations/agencies that are committed to protecting children traveling to-and-from school along Minnesota Avenue in Ward 7.

If you know someone who attends school on one of these routes, please familiarize yourself with the local businesses/organizations.

If you know any additional businesses/organizations/who would want to participate, please email: [email protected]

For more information, visit: https://safepassage.dc.gov/page/safe-spots-students-initiative

Join us Monday, February 24, from 6:30p to 8pm at Bald Eagle Recreation Center for the next Ward 8 Safe Passage & Studen...
02/21/2020

Join us Monday, February 24, from 6:30p to 8pm at Bald Eagle Recreation Center for the next Ward 8 Safe Passage & Student Safety Working Group meeting.

🚨🚨🚨⁣The mental health of our students across DC matters. OSA is excited to roll out a new initiative promoting awareness...
02/20/2020

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The mental health of our students across DC matters. OSA is excited to roll out a new initiative promoting awareness of access and equity within mental health services in DC.

Join us on Thursday 2/27 for the official launch of #DontMuteMentalHealth on IG and Twitter.

In partnership with the @DMEforDC, we are happy to announce the expansion of the "Safe Spots" initiative.  Local busines...
02/06/2020

In partnership with the @DMEforDC, we are happy to announce the expansion of the "Safe Spots" initiative. Local businesses agreed to provide a safe space for students in need on the Minnesota Ave corridor of Ward 7 near Burroughs Ave & Benning Rd. Thank you to all the businesses, organizations, agencies and @friendshippcs for ensuring the safety of our students traveling to and from school! For more info, visit: safepassage.dc.gov
@ Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School

Congratulation to the @washmystics for their first championship!!!  Officially the BEST in the world!
10/11/2019

Congratulation to the @washmystics for their first championship!!! Officially the BEST in the world!

We are absolutely proud of the work Principal White of @centercitypcs  (Congress Heights) is doing in collaboration with...
10/04/2019

We are absolutely proud of the work Principal White of @centercitypcs (Congress Heights) is doing in collaboration with @mantheblock and the DC community! Today's Man the Block event was a major success, but it will need even more support in order to ensure that every child is, and will continue to be safe.

#safepassage #safepassagedc #SE #DC #Ward8

If you value the safety of our children, come help us Man the Block today at 3pm at Center City PCS: Congress Heights ca...
10/04/2019

If you value the safety of our children, come help us Man the Block today at 3pm at Center City PCS: Congress Heights campus (220 High View Place SE)

Come Join us at the Back to School Bash at the National Children Center! @ National Children Center
09/28/2019

Come Join us at the Back to School Bash at the National Children Center! @ National Children Center

Richard Wright PCS and Man The Block is actively working to protect our children traveling to and from school in our Ana...
09/25/2019

Richard Wright PCS and Man The Block is actively working to protect our children traveling to and from school in our Anacostia & Congress Heights communities. If you are interested in ensuring the safety of our children, stop by "The Forum" located at Center City PCS (Congress Heights Campus) tomorrow, 9/26 @ 6pm.

Thank you Dr. Marco Clark, Richard Wright, and Man The Block for actively working to protect our children traveling to a...
09/17/2019

Thank you Dr. Marco Clark, Richard Wright, and Man The Block for actively working to protect our children traveling to and from school in our Anacostia & Congress Heights communities. If you are interested in ensuring the safety of our children, stop by "The Forum" located at Center City Public Charter Schools (Congress Heights Campus) on 9/26 @ 6pm.

Glad to see the distribution of affordable housing in DC is a point of focus since half of all affordable units in the c...
09/09/2019

Glad to see the distribution of affordable housing in DC is a point of focus since half of all affordable units in the city are concentrated in Wards 7 & 8. The implications of this affect our children from their homes to their schools.

https://planning.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/op/page_content/attachments/Housing%20Expo%20Brochure%207.22.19%20FINAL.pdf

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis.  These 'Safe Spots' are local bu...
09/07/2019

The 'Safe Spots for Students' initiative offer students safe spaces in times of crisis. These 'Safe Spots' are local businesses/organizations/agencies that are committed to protecting children in our Anacostia and Congress Heights communities traveling to and from school.

If you know someone who attends school on one of these routes, please familiarize yourself with the local businesses/organizations.

If you know any additional businesses/organizations/who would want to participate, please email: [email protected]

For more information, visit: https://safepassage.dc.gov/page/safe-spots-students-initiative

09/06/2019

Have questions or concerns about public education in DC? Call our Request for Assistance line 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday to ask questions or get connected to resources regarding all things education (202) 741-4692 or check out our website to learn more about what our office has to offer studentadvocate.dc.gov

Address

441 4th Street, NW, Suite 730N
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Judiciary Square Metro Stop (Red Line)

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 741-4692

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The Office of the Student Advocate supports students, parents, and families in their advocacy through parent education, one-on-one coaching, resource supports, and trainings in order to amplify the voices of families and communities in processes and decision-making. Our office exists to empower families and establish more equitable access to resources and information. We are here to support and empower families in making the best decision for their children and their communities.

Have questions or concerns about public education in DC? Call our Request for Assistance line 9am-5pm Monday through Friday to ask questions or get connected to resources regarding all things education (202) 741-4692 or check our website out at studentadvocate.dc.gov.


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