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D.C. Event to Explore School Transportation Challenges

Thomas McMahon
Posted on April 25, 2017
An event next week will cover “the current state of school transportation from multiple perspectives,” according to Bellwether Education Partners. Photo by JD Hardin
An event next week will cover “the current state of school transportation from multiple perspectives,” according to Bellwether Education Partners. Photo by JD Hardin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Efficiency, environmental impact, and school choice will be among the school transportation topics discussed at an event in the nation’s capital next week.

The event, titled “Miles to Go: Bringing School Transportation into the 21st Century,” will be held on Tuesday, May 2, by Bellwether Education Partners. The nonpartisan nonprofit will also release a new report with the same title.

According to Bellwether Education Partners, the event aims to explore “the current state of school transportation from multiple perspectives, including the unique challenges for urban districts, rural districts, and communities with a high degree of school choice.”

Andrew Rotherham, co-founder and partner at Bellwether Education Partners, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will include:

• Cindy Stuart, school board member for Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools and voting member of the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

• Mike Hughes, assistant director of transportation at Boston Public Schools.

• Joel Weaver, director and principal of Chief Tahgee Elementary Academy, a Shoshoni language immersion charter school on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in southeast Idaho.

• Kristin Blagg, research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, focusing on education policy.

The event will take place at the Columbus Club at Union Station from 8:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. A yellow school bus will provide transportation for attendees after the event.

For more details and to register, go here.

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