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- Mary Levy Budget and policy analyst specializing in Washington, DC public schools, Former Director of the Public Education Reform Project for the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
- Kate McGee Education reporter, WAMU; @McGeeReports
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