Bilan Jama is currently a Fellow at the Albert Shanker Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a M.A. candidate in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Advocacy & Policy at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech. She was a 2015 corps member of Teach For America, and has worked as a science and social studies teacher in Houston, Texas. She has also worked as a Research Analyst for Fairfax County Government where she produced a hidden history project for the Neighborhood and Community Services department. The purpose of the project was to understand the role of public policy in contributing to racial disproportionalities of minority populations in Fairfax County, Virginia.
April 25, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm. Despite an emerging political and empirical consensus about the importance of adequate and equitable funding for high-quality K-12 education, the complex, esoteric field of school finance can be frustrating for policymakers, parents, and the public. How can school finance data and research be presented in an accessible and policy-relevant manner, while also preserving the necessary rigor and sophistication? Register here.