Proof Point City: How Healthy Competition Has Benefited All Public School Students in DC
You’re invited to join an exclusive pre-gala VIP symposium on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Longview Gallery 1234 9th Street NW Washington DC 20009. The symposium will consist of a candid conversation with local education leaders to discuss the evolution of public schools in DC over the past 21 years, how public charter schools galvanized DCPS to improve, and lessons learned that can be implemented across the country.
Moderated by David Osborne, Progressive Policy Institute
Josephine Baker, former Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board
Councilmember Vincent C. Gray, Ward 7
George Parker, former President, Washington Teachers Union
Scott Pearson, current Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board
Purchasing a ticket to the symposium includes admission into the FOCUS Gala immediately following. Join us from 6-10pm for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing as we Cheers to 21 Years of D.C.’s public charter school movement and honor Robert Cane, the late Cassandra Pinkney, and Irasema Salcido.
Media Contact Information: For media inquiries, to schedule an interview with panelists, or to register a camera crew, please contact Cherrelle Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend in-person the panel will be broadcast live at https://focusdc.org/symposium. Full video will be posted within 24 hours of the event.