The DC Workforce Investment Council and DC Language Immersion Project will host a panel discussion on Thursday, May 4 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Please join DCPS Chancellor Wilson and other local and national experts for an in-depth discussion of innovative policies and legislation to narrow the achievement gap and prepare DC residents to excel in a global 21st century workplace.

Eventbrite - A Vision for DC - Leveraging the District's Diversity Through Bilingual Education

How can education policies and economic development initiatives benefit DC’s residents more equitably? How can our decision-makers do so while increasing tourism, foreign direct investment and access to markets beyond our borders? The District’s population and customer base is changing. Together with New York and Florida, DC is the state with the highest density of English language learners on the east coast. How can the District take stock of this demographic shift and leverage the opportunities it presents?

WHAT:             Education, workforce and economic development policy panel discussion for government officials, organizations, educators, and the media.

WHO:              

DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson

DC Councilmember Elissa Silverman

His Excellency Swiss Ambassador to the US Martin Dahinden

Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week and PBS News Hour Correspondent

Lynn Fulton Archer, Delaware Department of Education

Angelica Infante-Green, NYS Department of Education

Hsi-Ling Liao, New American Economy

DC Language Immersion Project

DC Workforce Investment Council

American Councils on International Education

Quebec Government Office in Washington

WHEN:             Thursday May 4, 2017 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Light refreshment provided

WHERE:           Perkins Eastman, One Thomas Circle NW, Washington DC

Further information and RSVP at https://bilingualdc.eventbrite.com/