Over the past few years, public education in D.C. has been transformed– from IMPACT rating for teachers, to school closings, to boundary and feeder changes, to major facilities renovations, to an explosion of Public Charter Schools. Have these attempts to close the achievement gap worked? Are D.C. schools getting better? We will talk to principals from around the city and learn about their challenges and successes.
Join moderator Amanda Ripley author, The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, in discussion with panelists:
Scott Cartland former principal, Janney Elementary School (Ward 3); current principal, Wheatley Educational Campus (Ward 5)
Alexandra Pardo executive director, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (Ward 8)
Andria Caruthers principal, West Education Campus (Ward 4)
*Save the date for our next conversation, District of Change: LGBTQ Life in D.C. Then and Now, on October 22, 2014.
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