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Socratic Forum II: Promising Innovations & Practices for Public Education in Prince George’s County

November 27, 2012

The Socratic Forum Series provides an opportunity for Prince George’s County and regional leaders from government, business, philanthropy and nonprofits to dialogue about pressing issues facing the County.

On October 3rd, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and its regional affiliate, the Community Foundation for Prince George’s County proudly presented the 2012 Socratic Forum II: Promising Innovations & Practices for Public Education in Prince George’s County.

This year’s forum served as a key component of a broader strategy of The Community Foundation to address the goal of increasing college and career readiness of students in Prince George’s County by 2017. The event featured an intimate conversation with Geoffrey Canada, President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), regarding evidence-based practices and innovations that are showing promise to move students toward academic success. The dialogue also brought local and regional leaders together, including Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, who discussed how these new innovations might align with the strategies underway within Prince George’s County Public Schools.

Documented through a partnership with local public television station WETA, we are pleased to share the full video of this exclusive conversation on our website. It is our hope that the conversation will challenge you to consider new approaches, collaborations and opportunities to align resources in a way that will dramatically advance public education in Prince George’s County.  Also, please visit www.americangraduateDC.org for more information about our initiative to keep kids in school.

To view the complete footage from Socratic Forum II CLICK HERE

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