On May 17, 2019, Education Policy Initiative Director Chelsea Coffin’s appearance on a panel at the Bolling 65th Anniversary Community Event was cited by The DC Line:
May 17, 2019, marks the 65th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe, a challenge to school segregation in the District that the justices consolidated with the more widely known case. To commemorate this occasion, the grassroots education coalition Learn Together, Live Together is hosting a panel discussion The Past, Present and Future of School Diversity in DC on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school at the heart of the case — Sousa Middle School, located at 3650 Ely Place SE. The panelists are Dawn Williams, dean of the Howard University School of Education; Chelsea Coffin, director of the Education Policy Initiative at the D.C. Policy Center; Elizabeth Davis, president of the Washington Teachers’ Union; Kimberly Springle, executive director at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives; and Michaele Turnage Young, senior counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Janel George, senior policy adviser at the Learning Policy Institute, will serve as moderator. Sessions will review the historic context of school segregation in DC as well as explore ways to create diverse, equitable schools today.