May 16, 2017
Please join LGW members for a night focused on education reform in Washington, D.C., complete with a screening of Stone Soup Film’s latest project Breakthrough, and a panel discussion exploring the intricate details of education reform for the District’s institutions.
Our panel will consist of local education reform leaders, including some featured in the film:
Susan Stevenson ('15)
Former Executive Director Flamboyan Foundation
Principal of DC Scholars Public Charter School
Leader of Education Innovation Fellowships
Breakthrough Screening & Education Reform Discussion
Tuesday, May 16th
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Just 1 in 4 public school students in D.C. is proficient in math or reading. And yet most of our schools keep teaching the same way they have for more than a century.
In 2014, CityBridge sought to change this by launching Breakthrough Schools: D.C. - a design challenge to create radically different learning environments in Washington. Bold educators and entrepreneurs competed, and to date, 29 have won seed money to bring their school models to life.
Breakthrough follows three of these pioneers - Monument Academy, Washington Leadership Academy, and Wheatley Education Campus - as they strive to reimagine school. The documentary is a look at how hard this work is, at the obstacles school visionaries face - from finding buildings to changing mindsets - and at the triumphs that aim to deliver on the potential inherent in all kids.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16th for a private screening and discussion with the educators on the front lines of redesigning school.