Proof Point City: How Healthy Competition Has Benefited All Public School Students in DC

Thank you for joining us for the pre-gala VIP symposium on Thursday May 11, 2017 at Longview Gallery 1234 9th Street NW Washington DC 20009. The symposium consisted 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

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