Panel Will Discuss Closing the Achievement Gap in Schools

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is hosting a virtual panel discussion Monday at 7 p.m. as part of their Trending Topics series.

The League regularly hosts a webinar on a trending topic of interest to residents. The meetings start with presentations by experts on the topic followed by a question and answer period. The meetings are currently held virtually but prior to the pandemic, were done in person.

Tonight’s topic, “Closing the Achievement Gap in Montgomery Public Schools: Probability or Pipe Dream?” explores the state’s plan, known as the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, to address disparities in academic achievement in the public school system. The panel will discuss if the plan is realistic.

The panel includes:

Isiah Leggett: Chair, Maryland Accountability and Implementation Board

Dr. Monifa McKnight: Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

Stephanie Rosen: Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Montgomery County

Abeba “Abba” Gebrehiwot: Parent Community Coordinator, Montgomery County Public Schools

Register to join the meeting via Zoom with the opportunity to ask questions. Or watch the meeting live on Facebook.

Recordings of forums and presentations by the League are available on YouTube.


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