District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson will lead a panel discussion on education reform beginning 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at Bell Multicultural High School.
Held in partnership with The Public Media Corps (PMC), “Let’s Talk Solutions: A Community Discussion on Education Reform” is an open forum for teachers, parents, students and community members to discuss educational initiatives, forthcoming policies, and education reform.
Panelists include WAMU reporter Kavitha Cardoza; Teach for America DC-regional board member Kristin Ehrgood; DC Voices Executive Director Jeff Smith; Kevon Williams, an Anacostia High School student and member of DCPS’ High School Cabinet; and Acting Chancellor Henderson.
“At DCPS, our job is to ensure that every student in our system attends a great school, and that every school meets high expectations,” said Acting Chancellor Henderson. “This is critical work, but we can’t do it alone. We are all stakeholders in our children’s education and discussions such as ‘Let’s Talk Solutions’ gives residents of this city an opportunity to learn more about the work we are doing and help guide the course of education reform.”
The Public Media Corps is a beta project of the National Black Programming Consortium. Fifteen tech-savvy fellows were assigned to community, media, and educational institutions in wards 1, 7, and 8. Fellows were tasked with developing community engagement projects and connecting underrepresented communities with public media resources.
Check out the Public Media Corps website at www.publicmediacorps.org where you can find the fellows blogging about their experiences in the community, and get up-to-date information on the latest in digital technology.