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.

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On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to lea...
04/20/2021

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

04/20/2021

If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to lea...
04/19/2021

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

Calling all new and current #DC teachers! We’re one week away from the DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair! Hosted by @e...
04/15/2021

Calling all new and current #DC teachers! We’re one week away from the DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair!
Hosted by @edfuel , @dmefordc and @dcpcsb , the 2-day event will feature booths from schools, educator prep programs, and district agencies - all ready to meet you virtually. Sign up at www.edfuel.org/dcfair!
#TeachDC #teach #education #careerfair #DCTeachers
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Calling all new and current #DC teachers! We’re one week away from the DC Virtual Teacher Recruitment Fair!
Hosted by @edfuel , @dmefordc and @dcpcsb , the 2-day event will feature booths from schools, educator prep programs, and district agencies - all ready to meet you virtually. Sign up at www.edfuel.org/dcfair!
#TeachDC #teach #education #careerfair #DCTeachers
📢

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to lea...
04/15/2021

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

Student  mental & behavioral health matters.  If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available t...
04/14/2021

Student mental & behavioral health matters. If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available to DC students and families, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202) 741-4692

Student mental & behavioral health matters. If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available to DC students and families, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202) 741-4692

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to lea...
04/13/2021

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call!  Our Request for Assistance hotline i...
04/13/2021

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to lea...
04/12/2021

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

On Thursday, April 22nd @ 6:00pm, we will be hosting a Virtual Learning Support workshop that will allow families to learn strategies and develop plans that can be used at home directly from teachers.

If you are interested in developing specific virtual learning plans with DC educators, you can register here: bit.ly/osavirtuallearningworkshop

04/12/2021

If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9relatedam - 5pm.

Whether you have questions to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in ...
04/08/2021

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in DC, such as course requirements and community service requirements, etc.? Our office can point you to the resources and information you need to ensure you are on track.

CALL US! - 202-741-4692
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in DC, such as course requirements and community service requirements, etc.? Our office can point you to the resources and information you need to ensure you are on track.

CALL US! - 202-741-4692
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Are you having any difficulty with your child’s virtual learning?  Whether you have questions related to attendance, tec...
04/07/2021

Are you having any difficulty with your child’s virtual learning? Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Are you having any difficulty with your child’s virtual learning? Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202)741-4692

04/06/2021

If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Elizabeth Davis. We are thankful for her substantial contributions to DC's publ...
04/05/2021

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Elizabeth Davis. We are thankful for her substantial contributions to DC's public education system and the lasting imprint she has left on the lives of those she touched.
We extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Elizabeth Davis. We are thankful for her substantial contributions to DC's public education system and the lasting imprint she has left on the lives of those she touched.
We extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call!  Our Request for Assistance hotline i...
04/05/2021

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

WE’RE LIVE! If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Lottery results are in!!!  If you need help understanding the waitlist or enrollment process, we can help!Our Request fo...
04/02/2021

Lottery results are in!!! If you need help understanding the waitlist or enrollment process, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9a - 5pm.

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Lottery results are in!!! If you need help understanding the waitlist or enrollment process, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9a - 5pm.

Call us today: (202)741-4692

04/01/2021

If you have any education related issues or questions, give us a call! Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Whether you have questions related to attendance, technology access, special education, or you just need help with strategies on developing an independent learner, we can help!

Call us today: (202)741-4692

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, but visibility alone will not protect our trans & non-binary youth. Here are DC ...
03/31/2021

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, but visibility alone will not protect our trans & non-binary youth. Here are DC organizations, policy recommendations, classroom resources, and more for you to learn more, continue the conversation, and support our students and community here in DC.

Follow these accounts on Instagram for more:
@smyaldc
@casaruby
@dclgbtq
@dcps.lgbtq
@transstudent
@blacktransfoundation
@translatinacoalition
@notaphaseorg
@translifeline
@translawcenter

International Transgender Day of VisibilityWe see you. We celebrate you. We support you.~The Office of the Student Advoc...
03/31/2021

International Transgender Day of Visibility
We see you.
We celebrate you.
We support you.
~The Office of the Student Advocate
~The Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education
~ DC State Board of Education

International Transgender Day of Visibility
We see you.
We celebrate you.
We support you.
~The Office of the Student Advocate
~The Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education
~ DC State Board of Education

03/31/2021

Join us today on Facebook Live for a conversation about the importance of inclusive spaces for transgender youth.
Facebook.com/dcadvocate

#transdayofvisibility
#internationaltransgenderdayofvisibility
#transgenderdayofvisibility

Repost: @smyal_dmv Gloria Anzaldúa was an award winning scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and q***r t...
03/30/2021

Repost: @smyal_dmv

Gloria Anzaldúa was an award winning scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and q***r theory. Her writing and theories had themes of Nepantilism, spirituality, and mestiza/border culture from the perspective of being openly le***an.

She is best known for her book “Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza” loosely based on her lifelong experiences of social and cultural marginalization in her work. @ Washington D.C.

Student  mental & behavioral health matters.  If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available t...
03/30/2021

Student mental & behavioral health matters. If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available to DC students and families, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202) 741-4692

Student mental & behavioral health matters. If you want to learn more about the behavioral health services available to DC students and families, we can help!

Our Request for Assistance hotline is live, Monday - Friday, from 9am - 5pm.

Call us today: (202) 741-4692

03/29/2021

Are you having any difficulty with your child’s virtual learning? We have a guide for that.

Find it here: https://linktr.ee/dc.advocate

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in ...
03/24/2021

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in DC, such as course requirements and community service requirements? Our office can point you to the resources and information you need to ensure you are on track.

CALL US! - 202-741-4692
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Hello Class of 2021 students, parents, and families! Do you have questions about high school graduation requirements in DC, such as course requirements and community service requirements? Our office can point you to the resources and information you need to ensure you are on track.

CALL US! - 202-741-4692
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African ...
03/23/2021

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrates her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ever aware of racial and gender inequality, she joined local chapters of the League of Women Voters, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Urban League, as well as the Democratic Party club in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1964, Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York State Legislature. After court-ordered redistricting created a new, heavily Democratic, district in her neighborhood, in 1968 Chisholm sought—and won—a seat in Congress. There, “Fighting Shirley” introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War. She was a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971, and in 1977 became the first Black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee.
Discrimination followed Chisholm’s quest for the 1972 Democratic Party presidential nomination. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates, and after taking legal action, was permitted to make just one speech. Still, students, women, and minorities followed the “Chisholm Trail.” She entered 12 primaries and garnered 152 of the delegates’ votes (10% of the total)—despite an under-financed campaign and contentiousness from the predominantly male Congressional Black Caucus.
Chisholm retired from Congress in 1983. She taught at Mount Holyoke College and co-founded the National Political Congress of Black Women. In 1991 she moved to Florida, and later declined the nomination to become U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica due to ill health. Of her legacy, Chisholm said, “I want to be remembered as a woman … who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

www.womenshistory.org

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrates her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ever aware of racial and gender inequality, she joined local chapters of the League of Women Voters, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Urban League, as well as the Democratic Party club in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1964, Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York State Legislature. After court-ordered redistricting created a new, heavily Democratic, district in her neighborhood, in 1968 Chisholm sought—and won—a seat in Congress. There, “Fighting Shirley” introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War. She was a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971, and in 1977 became the first Black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee.
Discrimination followed Chisholm’s quest for the 1972 Democratic Party presidential nomination. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates, and after taking legal action, was permitted to make just one speech. Still, students, women, and minorities followed the “Chisholm Trail.” She entered 12 primaries and garnered 152 of the delegates’ votes (10% of the total)—despite an under-financed campaign and contentiousness from the predominantly male Congressional Black Caucus.
Chisholm retired from Congress in 1983. She taught at Mount Holyoke College and co-founded the National Political Congress of Black Women. In 1991 she moved to Florida, and later declined the nomination to become U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica due to ill health. Of her legacy, Chisholm said, “I want to be remembered as a woman … who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

www.womenshistory.org

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

Judiciary Square Metro Stop (Red Line)

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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

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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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