(Washington, DC – March 23, 2011) – The Public Media Corps (PMC) announces plans to host newly-appointed Chancellor of DC Public Schools Kaya Henderson for a town hall discussion on education reform at Bell Multicultural High School (16 & Irving Streets in Columbia Heights) on Tuesday, March 29, 2011. Doors open at 6:30pm, forum is from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Let’s Talk Solutions is an open forum that will move the education reform dialogue past the normal rhetoric. The goal is to create a space where teachers, parents, students, and community members can collaborate and discuss new education initiatives and, most importantly, solutions with newly appointed chancellor, Kaya Henderson.
“In today’s world, although the public square is now a digital media environment, public media continues to provide necessary access points for all citizens to participate in civic discourse. This town hall will engage the broader community in the education reform dialogue so that everyone is part of the solution, said Jacquie Jones, Executive Director, National Black Programming Consortium, sponsors of the Public Media Corps.
Moderating the discussion is Eric Easter, former Director of Communications at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, frequent consultant on digital media, and member of several editorial boards. Easter will open the town hall with a video profiling the reform efforts at Ballou Senior High School, located in Anacostia.
The panelists joining the Chancellor for this engaging discussion include:
- Kavitha Cardoza – Award winning Senior Reporter on education at WAMU 88.5FM
- Kristin Ehrgood – President and Board Chair of the Flamboyan Foundation; Teach for America alumna and current DC-regional board member
- Kevon Williams – Anacostia High School student
- Jeff Smith – Executive Director of DC Voices, a community organization focused on education
- Leticia Long – Parent and President of Wilson High Schools’ PTSA, DCPS’s largest comprehensive high school
Translation services will be provided for Spanish-speaking members of the audience.
For more information, contact PMC Fellow Ashley Mosley at 202-257-9688 or at email@example.com.