Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 AM  (Recording available)
Via Zoom 

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About the event

While D.C. tracks high school graduation rates and postsecondary education six months after graduation, little information beyond that is available about what happens as students transition further into their educations and careers. These data are difficult to gather anywhere, and D.C.’s small footprint, dispersed alumni population, and small public postsecondary system compared to other states mean that former public school students often work somewhere else in the region or country, making it particularly challenging to gather information on early career outcomes. A more comprehensive view of the career outcomes of D.C.’s public school alumni would be beneficial to students and families as they make decisions about their education, policymakers as they analyze labor force trends, and education practitioners as they make changes to maximize success for D.C.’s youth.

Join the D.C. Policy Center and CityWorks DC as we present “Measuring early career outcomes in D.C.” We’ll share the major findings of our report including the importance of early career tracking, best practices from around the region, and recommendations for D.C.’s public schools to measure early career outcomes. We’ll then host an expert panel to share their experiences collecting and utilizing data to improve outcomes.

Opening remarks
Angela Franco, President and CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce

Presentation of findings
Chelsea Coffin, Director, D.C. Policy Center Education Policy Initiative

Panel discussion

  • Erin Bibo, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CityWorks DC (Moderator)
  • Tevera Stith, Senior Director for National Alumni Impact, KIPP Foundation (Panelist)
  • Ahnna Smith, Executive Director, DC WIC (Panelist)
  • Angie Henneberger, Principal Investigator and Director of Research, Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center  – MLDSC (Panelist)
  • Rachel Pfeifer, Executive Director of College and Career Readiness, Baltimore City Public Schools (Panelist)
  • Sarah Navarro, Senior Deputy Chief, Secondary Schools, DCPS (Panelist)

Audience Q&A
Moderated by Julie Rubin, Senior Education Analyst, D.C. Policy Center Education Policy Initiative

Resources & video recording


Resources and links shared in the event live chat

Post-event evaluation

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