DC High-Impact Tutoring Summit Recap

On Wednesday, March 20, CityTutor DC, in partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), hosted the first DC High-Impact Tutoring Summit. We put on this event to celebrate the progress of high-impact tutoring (HIT) in the District and to discuss efforts to support its sustainability. The summit also provided the entire coalition of HIT supporters, educators, and stakeholders with a space to connect and learn from each other.

The summit featured an opening address from Dr. Cheryl Holcolmb-McCoy, Dean of the American University School of Education, and an afternoon keynote with district leaders Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor of Education, Dr. Christina Grant, State Superintendent of Education, and Dr. Lewis Ferebee, Chancellor of DC Public Schools.

Breakout sessions were led by members of our coalition of tutoring providers, local universities, community-based organizations, and educators, and were focused on the following themes:

  • HIT Implementation Learnings
  • Provider and School Relationships
  • Teacher Engagement, Teaming, and the Tutor to Teacher Pipeline

It was terrific for Mayor Muriel Bowser to announce her continued commitment to HIT in next fiscal year’s budget plan. It reflects the city’s dedication to expanding access to HIT for DC students furthest from opportunity.

We want to thank ADAMARE for their fantastic performance and Shop Made in DC, Compass Coffee, East City Bookshop, EmpowerK12, The Literacy Architects, and Pearl for their support.

Lastly, we’d like to thank all our guests and everyone in our network for bringing your passion, energy, and unwavering commitment to HIT to Wednesday’s event and your tutoring sites, classrooms, organizations, and students daily. We hope everyone found this event as insightful and rejuvenating as we did.

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