DC's Public School Lottery: A Look Forward, A Look Back

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The John Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Room G9

Washington, DC 20004

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Join FutureEd, PAVE, and the Georgetown University Public Policy Initiative for a policy forum on DC's common lottery system

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FutureEd, PAVE, and the Georgetown University DC Public Policy Initiative are hosting a policy forum on the common lottery system that Washington, DC, students use to select public schools in the city, one of the nation’s most innovative school-choice models.

Lottery director Catherine Peretti will discuss trends from the My School DC lottery’s first seven years. PAVE Executive Director Maya Martin Cadogan will share the results of a new PAVE poll gauging parental perspectives on the lottery system. And FutureEd Director Thomas Toch, who wrote about the lottery for the Washington Post Magazine earlier in the year, will moderate a panel conversation on the lottery’s past performance and future prospects. A light breakfast will be available beginning at 9:30 AM.

Opening Remarks:

  • Christopher Murphy, Vice President, Georgetown University
  • Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education
  • The Honorable David Grosso, Council of the District of Columbia
  • Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent of Education

Presentations:

  • Catherine Peretti, Executive Director, My School DC
  • Maya Martin Cadogan, Executive Director, PAVE

Panel Discussion:

  • Thomas Toch, Director, FutureEd, moderator
  • Brittany Wade, Ward 7 PAVE Parent Leader
  • Claudia Lujan, Deputy Chief, D.C. Public Schools
  • Scott Pearson, Executive Director, Public Charter School Board
  • Vanessa Gerideau, Parent Navigator, DCSRN

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The John Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Room G9

Washington, DC 20004

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