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.