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- Susan Schaeffler Executive Director and Founding Principal, KIPP DC
- Miriam D. Hughey-Guy Principal, Barcroft Elementary School, Arlington, Va.
- Diane Ravitch Research Professor, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education
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